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Illustrations: page 

Seal of the Prerogative Court of New England Frontispiece. 

Lindsey Church, Suffolk, England 24 

Mrs. Betsy (Fisk) Putnam 185 

Mrs. Lydia (Phippen) Fisk 185 

Joseph Hewes, Signer of the Declaration of Independence 201 

Sampler of 1818 232 

December, 1915. 

Seal of the Prerogative Court of New England. Ebcn Putnam. . 1 
John Williams of Newport, Merchant, and His Family. George 

Andrews Moriarty, Jr. . 4 

Early Vital Record? of Morristown, Vt. John E. Bowman 13 

Will of Rev. John Bell of Christ Church, Virginia, 1742, and 

Other Notes. Mary Bell Cox 18 

Ancestry of Richard and Justinian Holden. Eben Putiiam 23 

Note on the Records of Lyme, N. H. Willard G. Bixby 31 

Melford, Suffolk, Eng., Parish Register for 1600. Vincent B. Red- 
stone 33 

Notes on the Steieer-Stever Family, from Family Records 37 

An Interesting Colonial Paper, and a Choate Family Record. ... 41 

Letter of John Fiske of Salem, 1778 46 

Records from Family Bibles, Putnam, Appleton 47 

March, 1916. 

English Admiralty Records and Port Books 60 „ 

Voyage of the Ship Washington to India, 1793. Eben Putnam 77 

A Southerner's Letter Describing the Fail of Fort Sumter, 1861. 88 
The Pink Success of Charlestown, 16S3. From Suffolk Archives. ... 90 
Suffolk, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths in 1590. 

Vincent B. Redstone. (Continued) 93 

Note on "An Interesting Colonial Paper," and a Beale Pedigree. 

Charles Fleming Mcintosh Ill 

The Teutonic Elements in the English Race. //. R. Hall. Re- 
printed from Man, London, England 112 

The Genealogist's Note-Book. Notes from Unrecorded and 
Unpublished Rhode Island Records; from Middlesex, Suffolk, 
and Essex Counties, Massachusetts Court Files and Deeds 119 
Maternal Pedigrees — Ancestry of Sarah (Moors) Tucker: Cum- 

mings, Lawrence, Scripture 126 

Erroneous Pedigrees. Conducted by /. Gardner Bartlett. Baker. 127 

June, 1916. 

American Traders, Planters and Settlers. Notes from Origi- 
nal Papers, 1628-1640. Vincent B. Redstone 139 

Rev. John Sparhawk, and Some Account of the Ancestry and 
Family Connections of Priscilla Waldron, His Wife. Eben 

Putnam 145 


iv Contents 


Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590. From Transcripts at the 
Registry of the Archdeacon of Sudbury, Suffolk, England. Vin- 
cent B. Redstone. (Continued) 160 

Early Vital Records of Morristown, Vt. John E. Bowman 179 

Subscription Paper for a Fire Insurance Company in Boston, 1783 183 
Maternal Line of Ancestry of Lydia (Phippen) Fisk: Robbing, 

Greene, Pynson, Bickford , ig5 

Records from Family Bibles. Bible of Gen. John Fisk 186 

The Genealogist's Note-Book. Notes from Essex Co., Mass., 

Files, Bristol Co., Mass., Court Records, etc 188 

Erroneous Pedigrees. Conducted by J. Gardner Bartlett. Church. 192 
Vermont Marriages. Johnson, Lamoille Co. Copied by John E. 

Bowman. (Continued) 195 

Chelmsford (Mass.) Notes 200 

<• September, 1916. 

Origin and Distribution of the Name Hughes, Hewes, Huse 201 

List of Inhabitants of Sudbury, Eng. Vincent B. Redstone 207 

Family Records: Chote-Craig, Sage 210 

Vermont Makriages. Johnson, Vt. John E. Boxoman 212 

JBaptisms, Marriages and Deaths for 1590. Suffolk Co., Eng- 
land. Vincent B. Redstone. (Concluded) 219 

'.The Genealogist's Note-Book: Petitions of Planters, etc., 1622- 
1643; Notes from Bishop Harrison's MSS.; Melford, Eng., 

Parish Register (Ruggles, Stearns) 7 2,°2 

Notes from Port-Books of London, 1635-6 217 

Advisory Department 243 


Queries: Horne, Ackroyd, 54; Jones, Wilson, 125; Smith, Bragdon, 132; 
Northup, Brown, 216. 

Notes: Billerica Soldiers, 1711, 50; Travel in 1728, 51; Sharples, 
A Centenarian, 51; Raymond, 52; Witchcraft, 1692, 53; Swinnerton, 
53; Americans of Foreign and Native Ancestry, 133; Greet, Tufts, 
187; Sharples, 191; Immigration, 206; Cook of Long Island, 216; 
Religion and Birth Control, 234. 

Society of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England. Records and Bylaws. 133, 199. 

Book Notices: Cadle Family (with entries from the register of Westbury- 
on-Severn), 55; Fawnhope Family, 62; Grant Reunion (with a correc- 
tion), 63; Descendants of Joseph Bixby, 64; Nathan Hale, 1776; 
Memorials of Eminent Yale Men, 130; Being Well-Born, 236. 

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Vol. III. December, 1915. No. 1 



By Eben Putnam. 


Only one impression of the seal of the Prerogative Court 
of New England js known to be in existence. This im- 
pression is fragmentary, but fortunately sufficiently com- 
plete to enable the whole to be restored. The original die 
of this seal is probably not in existence, and this impression 
on wax, under a wafer, is the only evidence of what the 
seal was. 

The letters remaining of the legend about the bishop's 
mitres are as follows: Praerogativae in Nova Angl. The 
missing letters in the inscription would perhaps number 
eleven. (Sig: Curiae Praerogativae in Nova Angla.) This 
was then the official seal of the Prerogative Court or Office 
of the Territor}' and Dominion of New England. 

It is not probable that this seal was affixed to many 
documents, and perhaps was in actual use only from Feb- 
ruary 14 to April 16, 1689. 

Sir Edmund Andros' second commission, appointing him 
governor over New England, New York, and the Jerseys, 
all embraced in the Territory and Dominion of New Eng- 

*See Proceedings of Mass. Hist. Soc., vol. 20 (18S3). Under the title of 
Provincial Seals in Massachusetts, Abner C. Goodell, Esq., pictured twenty- 
four official seals of various courts. Enquiries made of Mr. Goodell a few 
years ago developed the fact that he did not know the seal described in the 


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land in America, bears date 7th April, 1688, and a letter of 
instructions accompanying it is dated 16th April. In the 
instructions he is directed to deface the old seal of the 
Province of New York and to use the seal appointed for 
New England. These were received by him on July 5th. 
If Andros had taken into consideration a change in the 
name of the Probate office and had decided upon a seal for 
the Prerogative Court, about this time, it is not probable 
that the seal itself would have been received in Boston 
inside of six months. 

The Colony charter was vacated 21 June, 1684, and a 
copy of the decree was received in Boston, July, 1685. The 
old government, however, continued in effect. On the 
14th May, 1686, Joseph Dudley received the King's com- 
mission as President, and assumed his office on the 17th. 

On the 28 May, 1686, it was ordered by the President 
and Council that the office for the Probate of Wills and 
Granting Administrations be holden by the President for 
the time being, and his clerk, at the Council House, and 
in the other Provinces and remote countries by such judge 
and clerk as Mr. President should authorize. 

Governor Andros arrived in the harbor on 19th and pub- 
lished his commission the 20th December, 1686. An 
Act was passed by the Governor and Council 1 June, 1687, 
providing that the probate of wills and granting of letters 
of administration should be granted by the Governor or 
such persons as he might designate under the seal of the 
office for that purpose appointed, and that estates within 
Suffolk and Middlesex counties should be proved at Bos- 
ton, but for more remote counties the Judges of the Supe- 
rior Court of Common Pleas were empowered to examine 
witnesses within their respective counties and to certify 
the will to the Secretary's office, that probate might be 
granted. An appeal could be made to the Governor, or his 
deputy. Within the 'said remote counties' the power of 
granting probate or administration on estates under £50 
was granted to the Judges of the Inferior Court. 


Seal of the Prerogative Court of New England 3 

At first under Andros the letters testamentary or of 
administration had affixed to them the "seale of ye office 
for Probate of Wills and granting Administrations " and 
inventories were ordered to be turned in to the Secretary's 
office of the Territory and Dominion of New England. 
The various grants were signed by Andros himself, but in 
November, 1688, John West, as Secretary, appears in his 
place, and then followed Joseph Dudley, Esq., " commis- 
sioned by his Excellency Edmund Andros, captain general 
and governor in chief of his Majesty's Territory and Do- 
minion of New England for the granting of Probate of 
Wills and Letters of Administration within the said terri- 
tory." The first act by Dudley is of date 7 Feb., 1688-9, 
and was testified by the seal of the above described office. 

Andros granted to Dudley the power to grant probate 
of wills and letters of administration as formerly by him 
done, until his return to Boston or further order, pursuant 
to an act lately passed. This delegation of power was 
made by Andros at Fort Charles, Pemequid, 24 Feb., 

On the 14th February Dudley first uses the title " Pre- 
rogative Office of the said Dominion" in a grant of probate 
at Boston. 

Andros returned to Boston and was acting in person on 
4th April, using the term Prerogative Office, and this is 
the last grant so made, although an oath was taken before 
Andros in the Probate Office on April 16th. His admin- 
istration was overthrown by the popular uprising on 18th 
April, and immediately the old regime, superceded by Dud- 
ley's commission, was reinstituted. 



By George Andrews Mgbiarty, Jr., A.M. 

It is much to be regretted that the period between 1670 
and 1720 in the history of Newport is almost a blank, save 
for the scanty notices in the colonial and court records, 
owing to the total loss of the earliest books of the town 
records. Of the earliest settlers and of the merchants of the 
eighteenth century we have a fairly good knowledge, but 
of the intervening period, the period when Newport 
developed from a small and scattered settlement of Massa- 
chusetts exiles into an opulent seaport, the rival of Salem 
and Portsmouth, we have scarcely any knowledge, and a 
minute study of that growth is forever impossible. 

John Williams, an almost forgotten Newport magnate of 
this period, was one of the earliest of the great merchants 
of Newport, at a time before the Malbones, Challoners, 
Scotts, and Bannisters had become identified with Newport 
mercantile life. John Williams was a man of great wealth 
and aristocratic connections. He was also a man of large 
public spirit and ability, as is shown by the offices that he 
was elected to; as for example that of Deputy to the 
General Assembly and Attorney General of the Rhode 
Island Colony. 

The first member of this family in this country was : 

Lieut. Nathaniel Williams, merchant and glover, of Bos- 
ton. He joined the First Church at Boston on 26 May, 
1639. In this entry he is described as a "laborer,"* but 
this word is used in the sense of the seventeenth century. 
He was probably an apprentice; otherwise it would be 
impossible to reconcile this entry with subsequent ones 

* A description sometimes used of a man having no trade, and who was a 
wage-earner. [Ed.] 


John Williams of Newport and His Family 5 

that show the high esteem with which he was held and the 
prominent place that he occupied in Boston. He was 
made a Freeman of the Colony on 13 March, 1640, and is 
henceforth styled in the records of Boston "glover" and 
"merchant." His wife Mary joined the First Church on 
4 : 5 mo : 1640. He became a member of the Artillery 
Company in 1644, and was its "second sergeant'' in 1654, 
shortly after which he became a lieutenant of the colonial 
militia. In addition to these military offices he held 
numerous positions of trust in the town government of 
Boston. In 1651, he was chosen Clerk of the Market, 
and on 23 : 12 : 1656, he was elected Constable of Boston, 
and from 12:1 mo : 1659/60, until his death, he was one of 
the Selectmen. This office, like that of Constable, being 
one of great importance in so large a place as Boston. 
On the 25 : 1 : 1660, he was made Sealer of Weights and 
Measures. His will is dated 22 : 2 mo : 1661, and was proved 
10:7 mo: 1662. 

Nathaniel Williams acquired a large estate in Boston. 
He had a grant of land at Mount Wollaston, next to Capt. 
Thomas Foster, and a farm at Muddy River (Brookline), 
as well as several estates in the town of Boston proper. 
Kis earliest home seems to have been on what is now Court 
Street, adjoining the site of the Old Court House and 
west of it. This property he sold on 22 : 12 mo : 1648, to 
Richard Critchley and on January 30, 1655, he purchased 
of Richard Pepys* of Ashon in Essex county, England, the 
estate that had formerly belonged to Rev. William Black- 
stone. This property ran from the present Louisburg Sq. 
on the north to the Charles River on the west, the Com- 
mon on the south and the present Joy Street on the east. 
So we see that Nathaniel Williams was one of the earliest 
residents of Beacon Hill. 

• * Ancestor of Lord Cottenham, the Chancellor. This Richard Pepys, a 
kinsman of Samuel Pepys, resided at one time in Boston. 

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Nathaniel Williams and his wife, Mary, had issue: 
i. Ruth, bp. 2 June 1G39; married Joseph Belknap of 

ii. Elizabeth, bp. 18 Oct. 1640. 

iii. Nathaniel, bp. 25 Sept. 1642, aged 6 days. He was 
the "Hon. Lieut. Nathaniel Williams of Boston." 
He was lieutenant of the Artillery Company, a Com- 
missioner during King Phillip's War, Deacon of the 
Old South Church, Constable, Selectman and Over- 
seer of the Poor at Boston, as well as commander of 
the Castle (Castle William), when Sir Edmund 
Andros was imprisoned there. He married Mary, 
widow of Jonathan Shrimpton, merchant, and daugh- 
ter of first Capt. Peter Oliver, Esq., of Boston, a 
member of the distinguished Oliver family. Among 
other children he had Nathaniel Williams, M.A. 
(Boston Latin School 1682, Harvard 1693). This 
Nathaniel Williams, 3rd, was a physician. In early 
life he removed to the West Indies, but soon returned 
to Boston, where he succeeded Ezekiel Cheever as 
master of the Latin School (1703-1735). He married 
Ann, daughter of Dr. Samuel Bradstreet of Jamaica 
and granddaughter of Gov. Simon Bradstreet of 

iv. John, bp. 18 Aug. 1644, aged 3 days (of whom here- 

v. Mary, born 30 Nov., bp. 6 Dec. 1646; married John 
Viall, Jr., of Braintree. 

vi. Hannah, bp. 7 Jan. 1649. 

Mary, the widow of Nathaniel Williams, married, second, 
Peter Brackett, merchant, of Braintree and Boston. 

Hon. John Williams, merchant, of Boston, Mass., New 
Shoreham and Newport, R. I., appears to have been closely 
connected with Hugh Williams of Boston and Block Island, 
the felt maker; for Hugh Williams made him executor 
of his will dated 21 October, 1674. On 17 June, 1663, 
this Hugh Williams sold his property in Boston near Ben- 

John Williams of Newport and His Family 7 

dall's Dock (now Dock Square) together with his lands at 
Block Island (he was one of the original purchasers of that 
Island) to his brother Capt. John Williams, merchant, of 
Barnaby Street, London, and later of Boston, Mass., and 
Camberwell, Lambeth, Surrey County, England; and this 
Capt. John Williams, who figured in the famous Suffolk 
County case of Atkinson vs. Williams (see Superior Court 
Files, Suffolk County), made our John Williams his attorney 
to sell his Block Island property. As early as 16 April, 1666, 
he is described, in a Block Island deed, among the Colonial 
Land Records of Rhode Island, as an inhabitant of that 
island, whither it is probable he had gone as agent for Capt. 
John Williams of London. Shortly after this date he 
made a most fortunate matrimonial alliance with one of 
the leading families of Massachusetts. In the Suffolk 
deeds we have a pre-nuptial contract, under date of 25 
January, 1669/70, between John Williams, son of Nathaniel 
Williams of Boston, deceased, glover, and Ann, daughter 
of Dr. John Alcock, deceased, of Roxbury. Ann Alcock 
was the daughter of Dr. John and Sarah (Palsgrave) Al- 
cock of Roxbury. Dr. Alcock was a graduate of Harvard 
in 1646, and his wife was the daughter of Dr. Richard 
Palsgrave, one of the principal settlers of Charlestown, 
Mass., in 1629. Dr. Alcock was the son of Dr. George and 

(Hooker) Alcock of Roxbury, Mass. This Dr. 

George Alcock came in Winthrop's fleet, and was the first 
deacon of Eliot's church at Roxbury, and Deputy from 
Roxbury to the first General Court in 1634. His wife was 
the sister of Rev. Thomas Hooker, the venerated founder of 
Hartford, Conn. Dr. John Alcock was one of the prime 
movers in the settlement of Block Island, of which he was 
one of the purchasers, and his son-in-law, John Williams, 
inherited a large part of the Alcock property at Block 
Island, including the well known Fort Island, in the great 
Salt Pond, mentioned by Rev. Nathaniel Niles in his 
" History of the Indian Wars," and also part of the Alcock 
grant on the Assobet River in the town of Stow, Mass. 

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John Williams seems to have divided his time between 
Block Island and Boston. From his will we learn that he 
had a warehouse at New Shoreham, and he is styled indif- 
ferently in the records as of " Boston" or "New Shoreham 
als. Block Island." In May, 1679, he was chosen by New 
Shoreham as Deputy to the General Assembly, but about 
this time his large and increasing mercantile enterprises 
necessitated his removing to Newport, where he purchased 
of Nathaniel Dickens, on 10 May, 1679, twenty acres 
bounded east by Mary Timberlake; south by John Easton, 
Sen.; southeast on Robert Griffin's heirs; west on Henry 
Bull; south on Jireh Bull and north on the Great Street. 
On July 23, 1683, he became a Freeman of Newport, and, 
according to the Town Records, he was chosen Deputy for 
Newport on 1 October, 1684. He appears to have at once 
taken a prominent place in Newport. His great wealth, 
which had been greatly increased by the uniting of his 
ample patrimony with that of his wife, enabled him to 
play an important part in the newly born mercantile life 
of Newport. In fact I think that John Williams together 
with the Hon. Major Nathaniel Sheffield, Gov. Peleg San- 
ford, Gov. Walter Clarke, the Coddingtons and the Bren- 
tons played a most important part in the upbuilding of 
the commercial greatness of Newport. In 1686, his abil- 
ities and services were recognized by the Colony, which 
elected him its Attorney General for that year. 

His death occurred, fortunately for us, in 1687, during 
the administration of Sir Edmund Andros, hence his will 
was probated in Boston and so escaped the distinction that 
has overtaken so many Newport wills. It was dated 18 
April, 1687, and proved 25 October, 1687. He disposes of 
his large property at Block Island, Boston, Stow, and 
Newport among his children, and leaves land for a meeting 
house to Mr. Hiscox' congregation in Newport, showing 
that he had Baptist proclivities. He makes Mr. Thomas 
Ward of Newport and his brother, Mr. Nathaniel Williams, 
of Boston, his executors, while his friend Mr. Robert Gut- 

John Williams of Newport and His Family 9 

tery of Block Island is appointed executor for his son, 
Nathaniel, until he should come of age. He mentions his 
sons, Nathaniel and Palsgrave, and his daughters, Ann, 
Elizabeth, and Arabella, and makes provision for an ex- 
pected child. 

Ann (Alcock) Williams, his widow, married, second, 5 
June, 1689, her late husband's friend, Robert Guttery or 
Gathrie, of Newport and Block Island. Guttery came 
from Braintree in the first settlement of Block Island in 
1662, and appears to have been the principal person among 
a number of Scotchmen, who settled on Block Island in the 
first settlement. These Scotchmen were prisoners sent 
over by Cromwell to Massachusetts after the battles of 
Dunbar and Worcester and sold, for the most part, to the 
Lynn and Braintree Ironworks. From Braintree several 
of them emigrated in 1662 to Block Island, among them 
Robert Guttery, who seems to have been a man of wealth 
and position. Guttery died in 1692, leaving by Anna 
(Alcock) his wife, one daughter, Catherine, who married 
John Sands of Long Island, and who is the ancestress of 
the New York family of Sands. 
John and Ann (Alcock) Williams had issue: 
i. Nathaniel, born 11 Nov., 1672, at Boston, He in- 
herited property in Boston and on Block Island, and 
probably died without issue; for we find that 10 
November, 1788, John Whitman Williams of New- 
port, tailor, son of John Williams, late of Newport, 
mariner, sold his right in Fort Island, Block Island, 
which John Williams of Boston and his wife Anna left 
to their son Nathaniel Williams and to whom the 
said John Williams, father of John Whitman AVilliams, 
was heir. As he fails to name his father as the son of 
Nathaniel, it is probable that the latter was the John 
Williams, son of Palsgrave Williams, of whom we 
have record, 
ii. Palsgrave Williams, of Newport, R. L, who was 
admitted a Freeman on 31 Jan., 1704, at Newport. 


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Palsgrave appears to have been the black sheep of the 
family. From a deposition taken at Biock Island 
18 April, 1717, and sent by Gov. Cranston to Gov. 
Shute of Massachusetts and now preserved with the 
State Archives at Boston, it appears that Palsgrave 
Williams was a pirate and had kidnapped three of 
the inhabitants of Block Island. On 5 October, 1741, 
Elizabeth Williams, mother of Paul (Palsgrave), 
desired that Stephen Hookey of Newport be made 
guardian to the children of Paul (Palsgrave) Wil- 
liams, "who is gone and left his children, namely 
Paulsgrave and John Williams." This latter entry, 
in the Newport Records, probably refers to Palsgrave 
Williams, Jr., the son of the pirate of 1718. 

iii. Anna Williams, born 4 Nov., 1674, at Boston, married 
Jonathan Bennett of Newport, who died in 1708. On 
11 Sept., 1714, Ann Guttery of Block Island, relict 
of Robert Guttery, deceased, and "administrator on 
the estate of my former husband John Williams of 
Boston" etc., deeded to her daughter Anna Bennett 
of Newport, widow of Jonathan Bennett, of Newport, 
certain land in that town. 

iv. Mary Williams, born 2 Oct., 1670, at Boston; married 
1st 12 Feb., 1693, Edwar I Sands of Block Island. He 
died in 1708 leaving a daughter, Sarah Sands, who 
married, 10 March, 1710/11, Teddeman Hull of 
Jamestown. Mary Williams married, second, 5 Jan- 
uary, 1712/13, Robert Westcott of New Shoreham, 
who died without issue. 
v. Elizabeth Williams born in Boston 5 Dec, 1679; 
married 21 Nov., 1700, at New Shoreham, Timothy 
McCarty. She had issue by McCarty a son, Joseph, 
and probably a son, Daniel, and a daughter, Cather- 
ine. She married, second, before 12 Dec, 1718, 
Thomas Paine of Block Island, and had issue by 
Paine one son, John Paine, Esq., of New Shoreham, 
who in 1744 married Bathsheba Rathbone (born 


John Williams of Newport and His Family 11 

1725), and is the ancestor of all persons on Block 
Island named Paine. Thomas Paine married, second, 
in 1723, Susanna Arnold, widow of Samuel Arnold, 
and daughter of Samuel George of Block Island by 
whom he had one daughter, Margaret Paine, who mar- 
ried Benjamin Potter of South Kingstown 13 Feb., 
1746. Certain deeds at Block Island make it clear that 
John Paine could not have been the son of Thomas 
Paine's second wife, Susanna (George) Arnold whom 
he married in 1723, and as Thomas Paine in a deed 
dated 26 March, 1755, calls John Paine his son, and 
as Anne Guttery in her will of 12 Dec, 1718, states 
that Elizabeth is the wife of Thomas Paine, and as 
John Paine's wife, Bath^heba Rathbone, was born in 
1725, it is very clear that the Hon. John Paine, Esq., 
for many years Deputy of the General Assembly from 
New Shoreham, and ancestor of all of the Paine 
name on Block Island, was the son of Elizabeth Wil- 
liams, who must have died before 1723. Thomas 
Paine is probably the Thomas, son of John Paine of 
Newport, saddler, mentioned in the latter' s will of 
15 Ma}', 1704, proved 4 June, 1704, as being then of 
vi. Arabella Williams married Edward Pelham, Jr., 
Esq re ., of Newport, 14 March, 1717/18. He was 
the son of Edward Pelham and his wife, Freelove, 
daughter of Gov. Benedict Arnold. Part of the 
Williams property in Newport descended to this 
Arabella (Williams) Pelham, while her husband in- 
herited from his mother the property where the Old 
Stone Mill stands. Hermone, daughter of Edward 
and Arabella (Williams) Pelham, married in Trinity 
Church, Newport, on 14 November, 1737, John Ban- 
nister, Esq., the eminent Newport merchant, who 
became possessed through this marriage of the Old 
Stone Mill property. In this connection it is inter- 
esting to note that the grandfather of John Bannister, 

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Thomas Bannister, of Boston, merchant, had pur- 
chased of Nathaniel Williams, Jr., in 1709 the original 
Blackstone lot in Boston, which the first Nathaniel 
Williams had purchased of Richard Pepys in 1655. 
The mother of the above children Ann (Alcock) Wil- 
liams-Guttery resided, after the death of her second hus- 
band, Robert Guttery, at Block Island. On 22 Aug., 1706, 
she sold a house in the south end of Boston, on the west 
side of the "road leading to Roxbury" (Washington St.), 
which had descended to her from her grandmother, Anna 
Palsgrave, relict of Richard Palsgrave of Charlestown, to 
Samuel Greenleaf of Boston. Her will, on file at New 
Shoreham, is dated 12 Dec, 1718, and was proved 27 
June, 1723. She makes her sons John Sands and Robert 
Westcott, executors, and bequeaths to her daughter 
Arabella Pelham, to her daughter Elizabeth Paine, to son 
Thomas Paine then living on Block Island, and provides 
that he (viz. Thomas Paine) shall give a cow to her grand- 
son, Joseph McCarty, when he comes of age. She also 
mentions her daughter, Mary Westcott, and her grand- 
children, Palsgrave and John Williams, Joseph McCarty, 
Robert Sands, Edward Hull and Anna Bennett. The 
will was proved by Edward Pelham and Anna Bennett, the 
nearest of kin. 

Such is in brief the history of this, at one time, eminent 
Newport family, a family intermarried with such families 
as the Alcocks, Palsgraves, Olivers, and Bradstreets in 
Massachusetts, the Pelhams and Bannisters of Massachu- 
setts and Rhode Island, and the Sands, Hull, and Westcott 
families of Rhode Island. Considering the prominence of 
its early members and the fact that its blood flows in the 
veins of many present day Rhode Islanders, in which num- 
ber the author of this article is proud to count himself, I 
have deemed it a worthy task to rescue from the oblivion, 
into which it has fallen, the history of the family of John 
Williams, of Newport, merchant. 


Copied from the Original Records, 1914, by John Elliot 


[Note. These records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths are scattered 
through early volumes of Town Meeting Records. 

In these copies from records all essential facts, attestations, etc., are given 
and spelling is preserved. Legal phraseology is omitted and records are con- 
densed as far as possible. The order of entry is preserved as many of the rec- 
ords are those of families. J. E. BJ 

[p. 4.] At Morristown Dec. 25, 1S03, Abner Brigham 
and Anna Safford both of Morristown, married by Elisha 
Boardman, J. P. 

Abner Safford Brigham was born June 17, 1805. 

Loana Brigham was born April 24, 1808. Attest, "Eli- 
sher" Boardman, Town Clerk. 

Lemira Walker was born Sept. 14, 1792. 

Hannah Walker was born June 7, 1803. 

Cynthia Walker was born Feb. 25, 1805. 

Mrs. Philippa Walker Departed this Life the 25th of 
August, 1806. 

Cordilla Fitch Walker was born May 21, 1810. 

Jason Young, son of John W. Young and Hannah Young, 
was born at Morristown, Aug. 7, 1807. Recorded Dec. 30, 

[p. 5.] At Morristown, Aug. 28, 1810: Married:— Be- 
noni Shaw and Betsy Whitney, both of Morristown. 

Jared Spaulding and Sally Shaw, married Sep*. 23, 1810. 

Joseph Sears and Lemira Walker, both of Morristown, 
married Sept. 30, 1810. 

John Hovey of Cambridge, [Vt.,] and Betsey Joslen of 
Morristown, married at Morristown, March 8, 1812, by 
Elisha Boardman, J. P. Attest, Denison Cooke, Town 

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At Morristown, Feb. 6, 1812, Dan Stoel and 

Rebecca Town, both of Morristown, married b} r Nath'l P. 
Sawyer, J. P. 

At Morristown, Feb. 22, 1813, Nehemiah Randall and 
the widow, Sarah Mier, both of Morristown, married by- 
Aaron Keeler, J. P. 

[p. 7.] Houghton Tinker, born July 8, 1804. 

Betsy Tinker born May 24, 1806. 

Edwin Buckingham Tinker, born Aug. 30, 1808. 

Orwin Cullen Tinker, born July 19, 1810. 

Children of Ralph and Relief Tinker, born at Morristown. 

Solomon Rood born Dec. 20, 1806. 

Joseph Rood born Nov. 28, 1808. 

Orrely Rood born Apr. 26, 1811. 

Joseph Rood 2nd born July 26, 1812. 

Children of Giles and Susanna Rood, born at Morris- 

Joseph Rood died Oct. 6, 1811. 

Orrely Rood died Aug. 20, 1811. 

Joseph Rood, 2nd died Oct. 1, 1812. 

Mrs. Susanna Rood died Sept. 30, 1812. 

Mrs. Chloe Partelow died Nov. 6, 1811. 

Lucy Rood Partelow, daughter of Elijah Partelow and 
Chloe Partelow, was born at Morristown, Sept. 29, 1808. 
Recorded Oct. 9, 1812. 

Samuel G. Rood born at Morristown, Jan. 22, "1812" [sic]. 

Draper Rood born at Morristown, Feb. 2, 1805. 

Wesley Rood born at Morristown, May 5, 1807. 

Phidella Rood born at Morristown, June 4, 1810. 

Luther Rood born at Morristown, Aug. 12, "1812" [sic]. 

Children of Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Lucy Rood. 

Wesley Rood died Apr. 23, 1808. 

Phidella Rood died June 4, 1810. 

Luther Rood died Dec. 21, 1812. Recorded Dec. 7, [sic] 

[p. 8.] Josiah Jones Alexander, son of Eliakim and 
Azuba born at Morristown, March 28, 1813. 

At Morristown, Dec. 2, 1813, Mr. Abraham Hadley, of 
Eden and Mrs. Gracia Wesley, of Morristown, married by 
Jos Farren, Pastor Congregational Church, Eden. 

Early Vital Records of Morristown, Vermont 15 

At Morristown, Nov. 28, 1813, Orrin Fisher, [last name 
much worn] and Fanny Olds of Morristown, married by 
Luther Bingham, J. P. 

[p. 9.] At Morristown, March 13, 1814, Gardner Clark 
of Milton, Vt., and Sabria SafTord of Morristown, married 
by Thomas Brown. 

At Morristown, Dec. 1-, 1814, James Earl and [Lu]cy 
Weld, both of Morristown, married by Thomas Brown. 

At Morristown, Dec. 1, 1814, Joseph Hadley of Hyde 
Park, and ce [Index says "Grace, "] Weld, of Morris- 
town, married by Thomas Brown. 

[p. 10.] At Morristown, March 14, 1815. 

Robert Wood of Morristown, and Widow Abigal Chaplin 
(of Berkshire). [Last two words are written later.] 

Seth Haskins Record. 
Sophia Haskins born Apr. 29, 1801. 
Cynthia Haskins born July 29, 1803. 
Hiram Campbell Haskins born Nov. 13, 1806. 
Clarissa Haskins born Sept. 28, 1808. 
Annis Haskins born June 22, 1810. 
Sally Haskins born Nov. 25, 1812. 

Eliza Ann Haskins born June 12, 1814. Recorded Apr. 
Children of Seth and Annis Haskins, born at Morristown. 

Nathaniel Goodale Record. 

Lucy Goodale born Jan. 2, 1799. 

Lovisa Goodale born Aug. 30, 1800. 

Calista Goodale born March 11, 1802. 

Nath 1 Whipple Goodell born Nov. 2, 1804. 

Harry Goodall born Jan. 11, 1809. 

Asahel Warren Goodell born Feb. 25, 1812. 

Children of Nathaniel and Lovice Goodell, born in 

Mrs. Lovisa Goodale died Sept. 17, 1814 ["in the 38th 

year of her age," written later.] Recorded Apr. 2, . 

Attest, Denison Cooke, Town Clerk. 

At Morristown, Aug. 14, 1814, Lyman Weld to Betsy 
Reed, both of Morristown. 

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Catherine White, daughter of Walter and Nab — White, 
born at Morristown June 4, 18-. [Index says "1812".] 

At Hyde Park, Sept. 24, 1815, David P. Noyes of Morris- 
town, and Lucinda McKinstry of Hyde Park, married. 

At Morristown, Dec. 1, 1814, William Rogers of Hyde 
Park and Lovina Clark of Morristown, married. 

At Hyde Park, Dec. 1, 1814, Jonathan Cook and Sally 
Felshaw, both of Morristown. 

[The five marriages recorded above, returned by Elisha 
Boardman, J. P.] 

At Morristown, Dec. 18, 1814, Thaddeus — of 

Hyde Park and Lorana Buck of Morristown. 

[p. 12.] At Morristowm, Dec. 20, 1815, Joseph Sinclair 
and Lucy Brown, both of Morristown, by Robert Kimball, 
J. P. Recorded Mch. 16, 1816. 

At Morristown, Feb. 6, 1812, Daniel Brockway and Sally 
Earl, both of Morristown. 

At Morristown, June 9, 1812, William Brockway and 
Widow Betsy Sumner, both of Morristown. 

At Morristown, Sept. 30, 1813, James Little of Morris- 
town, and Rosetta Allen, "of Mansfield, Jefferson County." 

At Morristown, Dec. 27, 1813, Alpheus Goodell of Mor- 
ristown and Jerusha Cleavland of Sterling. 

[The four marriages recorded above were returned by 
Samuel Cooke, J. P.] 

[p. 13.] Dec. 7, 1815, Enoch Brigham and Lucy Bing- 
ham, both of Morristown, by Luther Bingham, J. P. 

Ebenezer Dike Kentfield, son of George Kentfield, Jr., 
and Lucinda Kentfield, was born in Morristown, Dec. 29,. 
1815. Recorded June 1, 1816. 

Oct. 20, 1816, Libbeus Spalding and Mercy Spalding, 
both of Morristown, married by Jonathan Bridge, J. P., 
Recorded Dec. 4, 1816. 

Clarissa Alaxander born May 22, 1815. 

Cordelia Alaxander born Mch. 1, 1818. 

Children (born in Morristown) of Eliakim Alexander. 
Recorded June 21, 1818. 

[p. 14.] Macy Adams Keizor, son of John and Catha- 
rine Keizor, born at Morristown, June 22, 1807. Recorded 
July, 1818. 

Early Vital Records of Morristown, Vermont 17 

William Adams Boardman and Diantha Submit Board- 
man, born in Morristown, Feb. 13, 1806, Sept 10, 1811. 
Children of Alfred and Lydia Boardman. Recorded, July 

At Morristown, June 7, 1818, Daniel Earl and Mary 
Kirbee, both of Morristown, by Jonathan Bridge, J. P. 

Sarah Matilda Earl born Dec. 9, 1815. 

Olive Cynthia Earl born Oct. 5, 1818. 

Children of James and Betsy Earl. Recorded July 16, 

Charles Elderkin Bingham, Jan. 11, 1812. 

Permelia Bingham, July 21, 1813. 

Caroline Cynthia Bingham, Jan. 15, 1817. 

Born in Morristown, children of Jedediah and Ame Bing- 
ham. Recorded June 8, 1819. 

[p. 15.] Moses Weld Westgate born at Craftsbury, Dec. 
11, 1808. 

Joseph Earl Westgate born in Morristown, Oct. 2, 1810. 

Harriet Rebecca Westgate born in Morristown, March 
24, 1812. 

Jabuz Harding Westgate born in Morristown, July 10, 

Adoniram Judson Westgate born in Morristown, June 8, 

David Gifford Westgate born in Morristown, Dec. 28, 

Children of Earl and Merriam Westgate. Recorded 
Dec. 28, 1819. 

At Morristown, Feb. 8, 1820, Jedediah M. Story of Fair- 
fax and Mary Cooke of Morristown, married by Samuel 
Cooke, J. P. 

May 14, 1820, Augusta Flavilla Alaxander, daughter of 
Eliakim and Azuba, born at Morristown. Recorded Oct. 
16, 1820. 

March 11, 1823, Lucy Maria Alaxander, daughter of 
Eliakim and Azuba, born at Morristown. Recorded Nov. 
20, 1823. 

(To be continued.) 



By Mary Bell Cox. 

In the name of God, Amen. I John Bell, of Christ 
Church Parish, in the County of Lancaster, being sick and 
weak, but of perfect sense and memory, do make this my 
last Will and Testament. First, I give my soul to God, 
and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the 
discretion of my Ex'rs, hereafter named; and as for my 
worldly estate, as it hath pleased God to bless me with, 
my debts and funeral expenses being first paid, 1 dispose 
thereof as followeth: Item, I give and bequeath to my 
loving wife, Elizabeth Bell, my tract of land and planta- 
tion in Corotoman Neck, in Lancaster Co, and her dower 
in that part of my tract containing two thousand four 
hundred and seventy acres of land in Prince William 
County, in this my will given and bequeathed to my sons 
William, Thomas and James, during her natural life. 

I also give to my said wife all my crops of tobacco which 
shall be made on the Globe and my plantation in Prince 
William Co. this present year, and what tobacco shall be 
due to me for my salary in this parish and St Mary's White 
Chappel parish yet to be levyed, to enable her forthwith 
to build her convenient houses for her comfortable recep- 
tion after my decease. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my grand-son Charles 
Jones, 87 pounds, ten shillings, current money, being the 
residue of what I intended for my daughter Ann, his mother, 
in case she had survived me, which said sum of 87 pounds 
ten shillings, my will is shall be paid out by my Ex'rs, in 
young negroes for my grand-son as soon as conveniently 
ma}' be after my decease. 

Item, I give to my son-in-law, Mr Shapleigh Neale, and 
my daughter Margaret, his wife, seven pounds, ten shil- 


Will of the Rev. John Bell, and Other Notes 19 

lings, current money, being in full balance due to him for 
the two hundred pounds I engaged as his wife's fortune. 

Item, I give and bequeath to the said Mr. Shapleigh 
Neale and Margaret, his wife, and to their heirs forever, 
all my right, title and interest in eleven hundred and ten 
acres of land, given and bequeathed to the said Margaret 
by the last will and testament of my brother, Doctor 
Alexander Bell deceased. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my son, John Bell (in case 
he arrives to the age of twenty-one years) and to his heirs 
forever, one thousand two hundred and seventy acres of 
my tract of land in Prince William County, as also my 
lot and house in Falmouth Town, in King George Co., but 
in case my said John departs this life before he attains the 
age of twenty-one years, then I give the said twelve hun- 
dred and seventy acres of land and lott to my sons, William, 
Thomas, and James Bell, and their heirs, equally to be 
divided between them. 

Item, I give to my son, William Bell, and his heirs for- 
ever, three hundred and fifty acres of land in Prince Wil- 
liam Co, and all my estate right, title and interest to the 
land given and bequeathed for him by the Will of my 
brother, Dr Alexander Bell, deceased. 

Item, I give to my son, Thomas Bell and his heirs for- 
ever five hundred acres, the residue of my land in Prince 
W m Co. not heretofore bequeathed. 

Item, I give to my son, Charles Bell, and his heirs for- 
ever, after his mothers decease, my tract of land on Corot- 
oman Neck in Lancaster Co., computed to contain four 
hundred acres, be the same more or less. 

Item I give to my daughter, Elizabeth Bell, two hun- 
dred pounds, current money, in full for her claim to my 

Item, All the rest and remainder of my estate, what 
quality whatsoever, I give equally to be divided between 
niy loving wife, my sons John, William, Thomas, James 
^nd Charles and my daughter Mary, and lastly I do re- 

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voke all former wills by me made, and do acknowledge this 
to be my last Will and testament and I do appoint my 
loving wife, and my son John, whole and sole Ex'rs. of this 
my Will. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
seal this xxiii day of February 1742. 

John Bell (Seal) 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the before 
named John Bell to be his last Will and testament in pres- 
ence of T. Edwards, Thos Jones, John Leathead. 

Item, I do further appoint my friend Mr Joseph Carter 
one of the Ex'rs of this my before written last Will and 
testament, and desire this may be added as a codicil to 
my above written Will and testament, witness my hand, 

John Bell. * 

The inventory of personal property of John Bell men- 
tions 146 books, theological, history, law, sermons, etc., 
"a parcell of old small Latin books," and 43 slaves, etc. 

Rev. John Bell made the following answers to 
"Queries to be Answered by Every Minister." 

1. How long is it since you went over to the Plantations as 

a Missionary? 
12 years and 4 months. 

2. Have you had any other Church, before you came to that 

which you now possess ; and if you had, what Church 
was it, and how long have you been removed? 
No other church before I came to that which I now 

3. Have you been duly Licensed by the Bishop of London 

to officiate as a Missionary, in the Government 
where you now are? 
I have been duly Licensed by the Bishop of London to 
officiate as a Missionary, in the Government where 
I now am. 

Will of the Rev. John Bell, and Other Notes 21 

4. Of what extent is your Parish and how many families 

are there in it? 
40 miles in length and 8 in breadth. Families about 

5. Are there any infidels, bond or free, within your Parish 

and what means are used for their conversion? 
A great many Black bond men and women infidels 
that understand not our language nor me theirs; 
not any free. The Church is open to them, the 
word preached and the Sacraments administered 
with circumspection. 

1. Of what is your Living in sterling money and how does 

it arise? 
Under 80 pounds per annum. It arises from 16,000 
Aranoka Tobacco on 1100 Tythables or thereabouts. 

2. Have you a house and Glebe? Is your Glebe in Lease 

or Let by the year? Or is it occupied by yourself? 
I have both a House and Glebe, my Glebe is not in 
Lease nor let by the year but occupied by the year 
and occupied by myself. 

3. Have you more Cures than one? If you have what are 

they and in what manner served? 
St Mary's White Chapel Parish is one more served 
every other Sunday and on all occasions. This 
their clerks they will have read the Common Prayer 
and an homily or sermon in my absence. 

4. Have you in your Parish any Public School for the 

instruction of Youth? 
Not any Public School in my Parish for the instruction 
of Youth. 

5. Have you a Parochial Library? How are the Books 

preserved etc? 
Not any Parochial Library. 

John Bell. 
Christ Church Parish Lancaster Co. May 14, 1724. 

Perry's Colonial Churches in America. 

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The Bishop of London was by King Charles II, entrusted 
with providing and sending ministers to the Colonies and 
islands in America, and was directed by King Yv Tm to apply 
to the Treasury for 20£ each missionary to defray his 
passage. In Vol. 234, folio 36 (class of record not specified), 
appears the entry "John Bell, Jan. 21, 1711-12." 

In church yard of St. Mary's, White Chapel, Lancaster 
Co., are a number of old tombs of massive marble bearing 
dates in the 17th and 18th centuries. Nearly all of the 
oldest are inscribed with the name of Ball. The first is 
David Ball, seventh son of William, 1686. 

The Ministers at St. Mary's were: Samuel Cole, died 
1659, William White and Benjamin Doggett, 1682, John 
Bcrtrand, 1682-1701, Andrew Jackson, 1701-10, John Bell, 

Mary Ball, widow of Capt. Joseph Ball, and grandmother 
of George Washington, lies buried at Epping Forest, five 
miles from St. Mary's. Her second husband was Capt. 
Richard Hewes. 

Mr. J. Gardner Bartlett of Boston, after several months spent 
in England upon genealogical work, has returned to Boston. The 
conditions for genealogical research in England during war time 
are not greatly changed. It is to be hoped that the unavailing, 
murderous practices of dropping explosive and incendiary bombs 
on defenseless English towns, will not result in the destruction 
of records, as much the inheritance of Americans as of the Eng- 
lish. The destruction of local municipal and other records in 
Belgium and northern France, and undoubtedly in the devas- 
tated regions of the Russo-Teutonic warfare, has been enormous. 
Other men may be born, eventually the material losses of war 
may be repaired, but the loss of historic relics and historical mate- 
rials can never be replaced. The year 1914 and subsequent 
years, will take a place with the Thirty Years War, and the rav- 
ages of other savage peoples in more ancient times. War and 
fire are the chief causes of most of the losses in records. 



By Eben Putnam. 

The late Liberty Emery Holden of Cleveland, Ohio, was 
intensely interested in the genealogical history of the 
families from which he descended. Through a period of 
several years the writer was associated with Mr. Holden 
in collecting material concerning his ancestry, and the 
history of the towns and estates with which his main lines 
of ancestors were connected. 

Nor was his interest confined to New England. From 
time to time attempts had been made to gather information 
concerning the Holden ancestry and also of the Stearns 
ancestrv in England. A studv of such notes as Mr. Holden 
had, with examination of such records as existed in print, 
led to the conclusion that the two. emigrants, Richard and 
Justinian Holden, who were proved to be brothers, came 
from Suffolk, the exact locality being unknown, but sup- 
posed to be in that strip of Suffolk lying southeast from 
Bury St. Edmunds, extending to the Essex border. 

The name Holden, in various forms, is widely distributed 
throughout Suffolk, as well as other English counties. 
The late Prof. Edward S. Holden was convinced from re- 
searches he had made that the Holden family of Massa- 
chusetts originated in or near Cranbrook in Kent, where a 
family of the name were clothiers for several generations, 
lhis assumption was disproved by the writer twenty years 

Through good fortune, Mr. J. Gardner Bartlett, on one 
(, f his many expeditions into the rarely visited minor par- 
ishes of Suffolk, discovered the baptism of a Justinian 
Holden, but no mention whatsoever of his brother Richard. 
■ he name Justinian being so unusual, and so suggestive, 

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it appeared that the clue found by Mr. Bartlett would lead 
to definite results. This, however, was not so. 

Nevertheless, the circumstances are such that no reason- 
able doubt exists that the baptism of Justinian Holden 
found by Mr. Bartlett is that of Justinian Holden, after- 
ward of Watertown, Mass. 

At the present time, no attempt will be made to present 
other than a selection of abstracts from records which show 

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the ground for the belief that Richard and Justinian came 
from Lindsey in Suffolk. Also a few items which in a meas- 
ure may be of interest. 

Prior to Mr. Holden 's death it was expected that his 
researches into the English ancestry of the Holdens, as 
well of the Stearns family, would be resumed, he having 
made plans to that end, as well as to put into final form for 
the printer his extensive accumulation of genealogical and 
historical data. He had looked forward with pleasure to 
preparing certain chapters of his proposed book, which 

Ancestry of Richard and Justinian H olden 25 

should especially deal with the period from 1800. By 
permission of his daughter, Mrs. Robert C. Bole, these 
present items are made available to all interested in the 
family history. 

Lindsey parish register begins in 1558. There is a 
hiatus in the record of marriages from 1570 to 1579. 

The Bishop's Registry at Bury St. Edmunds contains 
returns for the years 1564, 1575, 1577, 1578, 1580-2, frag- 
ments of the return for 1584, 1585, 15S7, 1588, 1592-6, 
1598, 1600, 1606, 1610, 1612, 1615, 1617, 1619, 1620, 1627, 
1633, 1636-40. 

The following references were found on the Parish 
Register : 

Hose, daughter of William Holden, baptized 2 March, 1577-8.,. . 
William, sqn of William Holden, baptized 26 March, 1580. 
Agnes, daughter of William Holden, baptized 20 Aug., 1582. 
Bridget, daughter of William Holden, baptized 7 Aug., 1585. 
Hose, wife of William Holden, buried 19 Feb., 1617-8. 
William Holden buried 8 Oct., 1619. 

Adam Holden and Mary Wiate married 21 May, 1582. 
Adam, son of Adam Holden, baptized 14 Feb., 1583-4. 
Adam, son of Adam Holden, buried 3 March, 1583-4. 
Martha, daughter of Adam Holden, baptized 17 Nov., 1588. 
Mary, daughter of Adam Holden, baptized 4 Jan., 1589-90. 
Orissell, daughter of Adam Holden, baptized 20 Feb., 1591-2. 
Edward, son of Adam Holden, baptized 13 April, 1594. 
John, son of Adam Holden, baptized 23 Jan., 1597-8. 
Joan, daughter of Adam Holden, baptized 20 July, 1600. 
Elizabeth, daughter o£ Adam Holden, baptized 9 April, 1603. 

Joseph, son of William Holden, baptized 16 July, 1609. . 
Justinian, son of William Holden, baptized 6 Oct., 1611. 
John, son of William Holden, baptized 15 Jan., 1614 (1615 N. S.). 

Anne Holden, widow, buried 16 Jan., 1623 4 

There was a Justinian Higham resident in Lindsey, who 
was buried 23 May, 1618. Justinian Higham and Mar- 
garet Wright were married 12 Oct., 1591. Their children 

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were: John, baptized 26 July, 1596, Jane, baptized 7 Oct., 
1599. Margaret, wife of Justinian Higham, buried 15 
April, 1618. 

The Bishop's Registry bills show that there was baptized 
at Lindsey, 3 May, 1585, Adam, son to Adam Holden, and 
the bill of that same year gives the baptism of Bridget 
daughter of William Holden as "uno Auguste. " 

Richard and Justinian Holden were passengers on the 
ship Francis of Ipswich, John Cutting master, which sailed 
in April, 1634, for New England. On the record their 
names appear as Just Houlding, aged 23 years, and Richard 
Houlding aged 25 years. Provided the years of their age 
were correct ly given, Justinian would have been born 1610 
or 1611, and Richard in 1608 or 1609. Richard Holden in 
April, 1661, stated his age as 51 years, and when he deeded 
land to his son Stephen, 1691, he describes himself as "aged 
and infirm. " 

Justinian Holden in Feb., 1678-9, stated his age as 66 
years or thereabouts. He was a carpenter, and lived in 
Watertown, not far from Fresh Pond. 

In 1685, Martha, wife of Thomas Boyden, and daughter 
of Richard Holden, petitions the County Court concerning 
the "uncomfortable differences' existing between herself 
and her husband, who had deserted her, and of him she 
says "he is now at my uncle Holden's at Fresh Pond in 
Cambridge. " 

The names of the children of Richard and Justinian are 
without suggestion as to the Lindsey family. It is true 
that Richard named his second son Justinian, and both 
brothers named a son Samuel, The name James occurs in 
the next generation. 

The only tradition in the family concerning the ancestry 
of Richard and Justinian Holden is found in a manuscript 
prepared probably in 1813, and bearing date, "Stoneham, 
2 Jan., 1814." The manuscript was titled, "Copies of 
Records in the possession of Abiel Holden of Reading. 
Obtained by him from persons living in 1814 and from 

Ancestry of Richard and Justinian Holden 27 

original Family Records now in possession of Benjamin F. 
and Daniel Holden of Concord, N. H., where their father 
died, who was Asa Holden of Woburn, Mass." 

"A brief genealogy of Richard Holden's descendants — why he 
came to America. He was a native of England — I expect he was 
born in that part called Scotland. 

" Richard Holden, my great grandfather's grandfather came 
from England for the cause of Religion. The reason of his 
coming (as I have been informed) was as follows: he was a dis- 
senter of the Established Church of England and dissenters being 
forbidden any public worship, one day as he was going from one 
of their dissenting meetings he was seized by a Sheriff for going 
to the meeting and must have went to prison — or suffered the 
penalty of the law some other way — but one of his uncles hap- 
pened to be riding in his coach that way (his name was James 
Holden — he was one of the Lords of England — his yearly income 
was twenty-five thousand pounds sterling) when he saw him, 
spoke to the Sheriff that had seized him to this effect. ' 'tis a pity 
to carry this poor man to prison, he is my nephew, ' and so spoke 
for, that the Sheriff said he would release him from suffering the 
penalty of the Law upon condition he would never go to any more 
dissenting meetings — at first he gave them no answer in the 
affirmative, which made his uncle angry, and his uncle told him 
that these men act like gentlemen in offering to release you 
therefor comply with their request. After a little deliberation 
he told them that he would go to no more dissenting meetings 
in that Country so they released him upon this promise — soon 
after he sought a voyage to America — his youngest brother 
Justinian came with him to America, who was then about twenty 
one years old being a carpenter by trade, said Richard was a 
glazier by trade. There were four brothers of them to wit: said 
Richard Holden was the oldest, Adam Holden, William Holden, 
and Justinian Holden. Their father died when they were young 
and they were put out to learn trades, their Father was rich — he 
owned thirteen houses — their mother married to another man 
after their Father's death, who disposed of much of their estate, 
sold two of their houses and put the children to serve apprentise- 
fchip when there was no real need of it. When these brothers 
came to age they were going to apprehend their Father-in-law 

28 The Genealogical Magazine 

for his unlawful managements but he ran away and so made his 
escape, so Richard Holden who was the oldest and Justinian 
Holden the youngest came to America and settled in Watertown — 
I suppose about the year 1640." 

The manuscript then proceeds to mention the descend- 
ants of Richard in the line of the author. 

That the above narrative was fabricated entirely from 
moonshine is not likely. The statement that Richard and 
Justinian were brothers, and their relative ages, nearly 
correct for Justinian, is evidence that that information had 
come down in the family, perhaps of record, for no other 
evidence is extant, except the deposition of Martha Boy- 
den, which definitely makes that statement. 

The name Adam, in so far as the writer has learned, is not 
found in the Holden family descended from Richard and 
Justinian. It was an unusual name for that time in New 
England, and also not a common name in England, though 
frequently met with. It is found in the very many Holden 
items gained from extensive search only in the Lindsey 
family and in the Lancashire family. 

That the brothers were not of the principal line of the 
Lancashire family is known, and, indeed, there is no evi- 
dence whatsoever that the Holdens of Suffolk were of that 
Lancashire family. 

That Richard and Justinian had brothers Adam and 
William, may be a fact, but it would appear to be unlikely. 
But it would appear that Adam and William of the next 
older generation were brothers. 

The fact that Richard and Justinian were ardent dis- 
senters is not borne out by their after-history in this coun- 

Justinian Holden did not become a freeman until 1657, 
and Richard does not appear to have been a freeman. 
A prerequisite to admission to the freedom of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay Company was membership in the church. 

The early records of the churches in Watertown, Cam- 
bridge, and Groton, the towns in which Richard lived and 


Ancestry of Richard and Justinian H olden 29 

owned property, are not in existence, hence it cannot be 
said he was not a church member. 

The passengers from Ipswich in 1634 were a subject of 
grave concern to the English authorities, and it is likely 
that some of them may have been arrested, even the 
Holden brothers possibly, at some time, for participation in 
illegal church meetings, and it may be that some relative 
of the brothers was a man of some influence in the English 
church, perhaps a well-to-do parson, such were ironically 
described in the bitter controversies of the day as " lords 
of England. " There was such a person in Packenham, a 
short distance north from Lindsey, one William Holden, 
whose will was probated 23 Nov., 1621, and was made 25 
Oct., 1614. He left no children, but names his brother 
Richard Holden's sons, John, William, and James, as well 
as Susane and Margery Holden, the last two under age. 
The above mentioned Richard may have been the parson 
at Tostock, who had a son James baptized in 1588. 

The Subsidy of 1524 for Suffolk is very complete. It 
enables one to learn who every householder was, the names 
of every wage-earner over 16 years who received as much 
as £1 a year. Practically the whole adult male population 
of the county may be learned from this subsidy, as well as 
the widows who were householders. . 

The following are the only persons of the name Holden 
or Holdyng who are mentioned : 

John Holden, servant, of Groton, 

John Holden, of Walberswyk, 

John Holdyng of Sybton, 

John Holden, servant, of Thornham Magna, 

Richard Holdyng, laborer, of Sybton Abbey, 

William Holden, servant, of Glemsford, 

William Holden of Dunwich, 

William Holdyng of Cranysforth. 

At Lindsey there were listed one " gentleman, " fourteen 
servants, and twelve others, but the name Holden is not 

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Two hundred years earlier, in 1327, there was a Costent 
Hoideyn assessed in Lindsey, but the name is not found in 
any of the later subsidies connected with Lindsey. All 
subsidies, however, are not of equal value, and many 
were assessed only on a limited part of the population. 

The records of the probate registries at Bury St. Edmunds 
and at Norwich fail to throw light upon the Lindsey family, 
who very likely were first represented there by William 
and Adam Holden and about 1570-1580. 

The Ship Money List for 1639 for Suffolk lists the fol- 
lowing named Holdens : 

John of Thorpe Morieux, 

William of Cavenham, 

Henry of Saxham Parva, 

James of Thurston, 

John (Houlding) of Thorpe Morieux, 

Richard (Holdinge) of Hitcham. 

Mention has been made of the Holdens of Holden, Co. 
Lancaster. The first of that family is said to have been 
an Adam Howlden, and the seventh in descent from him 
was Gilbert Holden, whose son and heir Raufe was living 
in 1567. This Raufe had brothers, Thomas, a clerk, 
Adam, and Christopher. Nowhere in the pedigree is there 
mention of any connection with Suffolk, and with the ex- 
ception of the name Adam there are no suggestive names. 

Lindsey was never an important place. The parish is 
small, with a small population, and the church is much 
neglected. A view of the church is herewith presented. 

Holdens have been found in various parishes between the 
years 1550 and 1640, but the publication of information 
concerning them would not help at the present time. 

By Willard G. Bixby. 

The town records prior to 1873 were destroyed that year 
by fire. The oldest church records begin in 1771. These 
are the records of the First Congregational and Presby- 
terian Church. The earliest records are in two small, 
paper-covered books, about 4 by 6 inches, containing 
covenant, articles of faith, baptisms, and marriages. 

These books are home-made, of unruled paper, and the 
cover of one is made of the program of Dartmouth College 
Commencement of 1795. They are in good condition, 
and the writing is clear. Probably there was another of 
these small books, as loose pages from a similar book were 
found in the two books remaining. 

At some later period most of the information in the two 
small books was incorporated in a larger book, about 6 by 
8 inches, bound in boards, and which is in good condition. 
This record was apparently begun in 1821, for it contains a 
list of church members living in that year. 

A fourth book was in use from 1831 to about 1870. This 
volume commences with a list of members in 1831. This 
book and the third book contain all classes of church rec- 
ords, proceedings, admissions, baptisms, marriages, and 
deaths. Some of the writing in the fourth book is hard to 

From 1870 to the present time the proceedings are kept 
in a volume in which record of baptisms, marriages, and 
deaths, do not appear. 

The clerk of the church is Mr. P. E. Fairfield. 

Mr. Fairfield has in his possession a record of deaths 
commenced in 1824 by Miss Eunice Franklin and kept by 
her until 1869, and continued by Mr. Fairfield until about 
1894, about the time statistics of births, marriages, and 
deaths were required to be returned to the Secretary of 


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State at Concord. This record will be found to supple- 
ment the church record, and much additional information 
will be found. 

A list of members of the church appears in the " Manual 
of the Congregational Church " printed in 1889. 

The Baptist Church at Lyme Centre was established in 

Lyme was granted in 1761. The first town meeting 
was held in 1769. The church was organized in 1771 and 
the first minister settled in 1773. 

1 There are only two ways to improve the germinal character of 
the race, to better it in a fundamental and enduring manner. 

"One is to kill off the weaklings born in each generation. That 
is nature's way, the old method of natural selection which we 
are agreed must be supplemented. When we abandon that, we 
have but one conceivable alternation, and that is to adopt some 
means by which fewer weaklings be born in each generation. 

"The only hope for permanent race betterment under social 
control is to substitute a selective birth rate for nature's selective 
death rate. That means — eugenics." 

It remained for a Boston newspaper to help in elucidating 
some of the problems affecting the family connections of William 
the Norman. From an obituary of a gentleman who died not 
long since, we learn that the deceased was descended from " Rob- 
ert D. Montague, a half brother of William the Conqueror." 

The United States Government exhibited at the Panama- 
Pacific Exposition, at San Francisco, the original census returns 
for September, 1850, for various counties in California. These 
lists of residents, while incomplete, are immensely valuable to 
the genealogist, as they give a great deal of personal history. 


By Vincent B. Redstone. 

Melford Parish Register 1600. 

Thomas son to Lawrence Cooper 18 Feb. 
Francis dau. to William Shaw 18 Feb. 

Alice base child of Kath,, servant to Mr. Wentworth, 18 Feb. 
Edward son to Hen. Gibbons 2 Mar. 
Jeames son to James Stokes 2 Mar. 
Thomas son to Mary Andrew 2 Mar. 
Thomas son to W m . Griggs 2 Mar. 
Robert son to Mary Perry 24 Mar. 
Francis son to Francis Addams 24 Mar. 
John son to Thomas Huxell 2 Mar. 
Avilla son to John Richardson 16 Mar. 
Elizabeth dau. to Robert Lynwood 25 Mar. 
Ane dau. to Thos. Firmin 26 Mar. 
John son to Robert Cooke 6 Apr. 
John son to Symon Bowtell 6 Apr. 
Margaret dau. to Henry Mayhu 7 Apr. 
Mary dau. to Roger Aggas 4 Apr. 
John son to John Gladwin 4 Apr. 
Henry son to Thomas Lee 18 Apr. 
Eliz h dau. to William Wathall 18 Apr. 
John son to John Steepns 24 May. 
A base child of Mary Gentleman 1 June. 
Elizabeth dau. to W m . Lightfoot 8 June. 
Jeosuah son to Jasper Bantoft 8 June. 
Feargod dau. to Symon Bowtell 14 June. 
Robert son to John Kinge 15 June. 
Mary dau. to Edward Humphrey 15 June. 
Margaret dau. to Robert Diks 22 June. 
Ajmis dau. to William Coalman 8 July. 
Elizabeth dau. to Thomas Phillip 18 July. 


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Nicholas son to Isaac Hempstead 18 July. 

Grace dau. to William Hamond 30 Aug. 

Gyles and Anne children of Gyles Shaw 8 Sept. 

John son to Mitchell Moore 20 Sept. 

William son to Peter Dorwin 5 Oct. 

Elizabeth dau. to John Skitter 12 Oct. 

Eliz h Cravens, 19 Oct. 

Ann Davey 28 Oct. 

Mary Munson 9 Nov. 

Isaac Kendall 9 Nov. 

Anne Clark 9 Nov. 

John Curspp 23 Nov. 

John Hichcocke 24 Nov. 

Francis Ellis 27 Nov. 

Mary Candler 27 Nov. 

Elizabeth Need 30 Nov. 

Thos. Miller 7 Dec. 

Richard Curspp 14 Dec. 

Susan Benstead 14 Dec. 

Thomas Amner 26 Dec. 

John Garwood 28 Dec. 

Edward Drew 11 Jan. 

Ambrose Nicholson 11 Jan. 

Elizabeth Tumor 11 Jan. 

Susan Head 11 Jan. 

Edward Bell 14 Jan. 

John Coole 28 Jan. 

W m . Hodiman 28 Jan. 

Susan Shepherd 18 Jan. 

Mercy Huctt 25 Jan. 

Toby Garwood 11 Feb. 

Sara Freestone 15 Feb. 

Francis Cobin 15 Feb. 

Bridget Duraunt 18 Feb. 

Juda Nottingham 27 Feb. 

Mary Burle 27 Feb. 


John Barber and Margaret Haveringe 8 Apr. 
Jasper Bantocke and Mathew Addams 28 Apr. 
William Leilde and Mary Lyghtman 20 June. 


Copy of the Melford Parish Register, 1600 35 

Tobias Gager and Margaret Parker 5 Oct. 
Thomas Causton and Katherine Abbott 19 Oct. 
William Haylock and Joan B [ — ] 26 Jan. 


Ane dau. to Olipher Lee 13 Jan. 

Thomas son to William Dorrant 14 Jan. 

George Scrivener 4 Feb. 

An infant of Francis Phiwater 28 Feb. 

Thomas Groom died 18 Mar. 

A whole household buried this month. 

Clement Heble bur. 15 Mar. 

Alice Heble his wife bur. 16 Mar. 

John Heble bur. 4 Mar. 

William Heble bur. 4 Mar. 

Marv Heble bur. 7 Mar. 

Elizabeth Heble bur. 9 Mar. 

Sarah Heble bur. 12 Mar. 

Thomas Hempted bur. 1 Apr. 

Ane dau. to Thomas Firmin 9 Apr. 

Wife of William Shave 25 Apr. 

Joan Bishop widow 3 May. 

Thomas base son of Mary Andrewes 3 May. 

John son to John Gladwell 18 May. 

Mary Beennet 9 June. 

John Newman 10 June. 

Stephen Sheap, a master of Arte and sometime schoolmaster of 

this Town, 25 June. 
Katherine Hebbell widow 25 June. 
Mary dau. to Robert [ — ] 
Peter Green 1 July. 
Elizabeth Gardner 3 July. 
Mary dau. to Robert Winch 18 July. 
Wife of Richard Harvey 26 July. 
A child of William Fuller 26 July. 
Elizabeth dau. to John Lemon 24 Aug. 
William Dash, innkeeper of the White Harte of this Towne, 29 

Edward son to Thos. Huxell 28 Sept. 
John Dash 12 Oct. 
John Meller 30 Oct. 

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John Humphry 12 Nov. 
Richard Nunn 9 Dec. 
Widow Punge 10 Dec. 
Elizabeth Need 19 Dec. 
Alice Cooke 27 Dec. 
Alice Nicholson 13 Jan. 
John Frend 14 Jan. 
Anne Griggs, widow, 16 Jan. 
Emmery Borum 23 Jan. 
Jeffery Shawe 24 Jan. 
Elizabeth Hills 26 Jan. 

The attacks on the older parts of London by German air craft, 
while powerless to do military damage or affect the outcome of 
the war, are very likely to result in damage to historic monu- 
ments and to early records in which Americans have as great 
an interest as Englishmen. The results of these air craft raids 
to date have simply resulted in the murder of a few civilians, 
including helpless women and children; but on at least two occa- 
sions places where records of utmost importance to Americans 
are preserved have been placed in imminent danger. The loss 
already sustained in the destruction of the municipal and other 
local archives in Belgium, to say nothing of the destruction of 
records in private hands, the loss from the same causes in north- 
ern France and probably in Poland, is irretrievable, and so far 
as Belgium is concerned, absolutely inexcusable. 

Warfare and fire, the latter often the result of the first, have 
been the chief causes of the destruction of records in the past, 
and from all indications this present war is likely to result in the 
destruction of much that has escaped a similar fate. [Editor. \ 


The Stever family is originally of German origin. In 
some of the old records the name is spelled Steiber. 
The first of the name in Livingston, Columbia County, 
N. Y., was Baltis Steiber or Stever, who lived there in 1764, 
in which year his son David obtained from one of the Liv- 
ingstons a lease of the farm on which his father lived, for 
his own and his wife's lives. It is not known if Baltis had 
other children. At David's death his estate was divided 
between his heirs, George Stever, George Morris, Peter 
Miller, Hendrich Stever, Williams Simmons, Andrew 
Showerman, and David Stever. 

Hendricks Stever leased a piece of land in the town of 
Claverack from the Van Ranselaers, a part of the old 
Stever homestead. In 1798 he sold the lease to George 
Stever, who leased more land adjoining it and afterward 
bought the right of soil from the Van Ranselaer heirs. 
The further history of Hendrich is unknown, or the names 
of children, if he had any. Sarah Stever, who died recently 
in New York City, was a relative. She did not know her 
grandfather's name, and she may have been a grandchild 
of this Hendrich. Her father, Peter, and his sister, were- 7 
orphaned at an early age, and were brought up by their 
grandmother, who is thought to be remembered as Mrs. 
Shouerman. Peter's wife was a Traver, and they had two 
sons, John and Harvey, besides three daughters,, of whom 
one was Sarah. One of the daughters married Joseph 
Goodsell, a nephew of Jeremiah Stever's first wife. All 
except Sarah removed to the western part of the state. 

An old man, Capt. David Stever, died on a farm in the 
town of Hillsdale, many years ago. He was probably son 
of David Stever mentioned above. He had four sons, 
IVter, James, Eli, and George, who all removed to the 
western part of the state. He also had four daughters, 
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one married a House, one a South erland, one a Ford, and 
the last, Betsy, never married, but lived until her death on 
her father's farm. This farm was later occupied by Ruth 
Classen and her children. Mrs. Classen was a widow and 
granddaughter of the daughter who married a Ford. 

George Stever, who bought the Stever homestead from 
his brother Hendrich in 1798, married Elizabeth Spicker- 
man, who died 15 Sept., 1831, aged 71 years, 7 months. 
He died 8 Dec, 1837, aged 83 years. Their children were 
Andrew, Abraham, David G., Jeremiah, Margaret, and 
Anna, but the above is not the order of birth. Jeremiah 
was the youngest child. Margaret married Jacob Morri- 
son, and lived in Otsego County, and had three children, 
Robert, Harriet, and Caroline Morrison. Caroline died 
in 1819, at the age of 12 years. Harriet Morrison married 
Cavillo Tennant, and was living in Virginia during the Civil 
War. Their children were a daughter and a son, the latter 
killed in the war. A granddaughter, Miss Crawley, lives 
in Washington with her mother; another lives in Kansas. 
Robert Morrison had daughters, one of whom, Harriet, 
lived with her uncle Tennant during the War, and was 
imprisoned three months by the Confederates, but escaped, 
and married and lived in Washington. Her sister, Mrs. 
Harvey, lives a few miles below Hudson, N. Y. 

Anna Stever married Jeremiah Becker, and had two 
sons, one of whom was George Latin, and three daughters, 
Margaret, Caroline, and Amanda. Caroline married Ste- 
ven Becker, and had six daughters, Matilda, Caroline, 
Mary, Anna, who married Wallace Bruce, the poet, Mar- 
garet, and another. 

Abraham Stever married Lany Trimper, and died in 
1822 at the age of 35 years. He is buried on the Stever 
farm, as is also his son Julian, who died } r oung. A daughter, 
Maria, died unmarried. The widow remarried, a man 
named Maxwell. 

Andrew Stever married Clarissa Bixby, and had three 
children, Norman, Nelson, and Julia Ann. Norman 
married Ann J. Lockwood, and lived at Oswego, N. Y. 

Notes on the Steiber or Stever Family 39 

Nelson married Catherine M. Jacobia, and had children 
Anna and Wallace. They live on the old Stever homestead, 
near Philmont, but Wallace removed to near Mellensville, 
N. Y. 

Julia Ann married Rufus Tracy, who died soon, and she 
married Edward L. Deboe, and died in 1889 at Claverack, 
N. Y., leaving six children, George E., Rosalyn, Maria S., 
Clara S. (the writer), and Anna L., who married Colin H. 
Livingston of Washington, D. C. Maria removed to 
Leadville, Col. 

David Stever married a Simmons, and lived in Genesee 
County, and also at Lyons, Ontario County. Their chil- 
dren were Madison, Loren, Jeremiah, David, Eliza, and 
Maria. Madison lived in the western part of the state, 
Loren at Watertown, Eliza married a Carey, and died in 
New York, leaving descendants, children being perhaps 
Alice and Phebe. Maria married a Teele. 

George Stever, youngest son of Jeremiah, purchased the 
old homestead from his father and lived there until his 
death, March, 1876. He was thrice married; to Sarah 
Goodsell, Emily Tracy, and Catherine (Sharp) Mesick. 

The above is adapted from a letter written by Clara S. 
Van Deboe to Tammie Knapp, a cousin of Arthur J. Stever, 
who died some years since. 

The Spickerman Bible has the following record : 
Abraham Spickerman born 1714 married Elizabeth Right er. 
Their children were : 

John born 19 Feb., 1758. 

Elizabeth born 22 Feb., 17G0. 

Philip born 9 Aug., 1763. :''"_' 

Andrew born 13 Nov., 1765. 

The children of George Stever and Elizabeth Spickerman 
were : 

Margaret born 29 Dec., 1782; married Jacob Morrison. 
David born 26 June, 1785. 

Abraham born 17 Nov., 1787; married Larry Trimper. 
Anna born 9 June, 1790; married Jeremiah Becker. 

Early Surgeons. 

Henry Taylor and Daniel Stone, surgeons, brought an 
action for debt against Edward Johnson of Charlestown for 
£30, "for taking of of his leg by his owne consent and per- 
forming a perfect cure, he being at the time neer the gates 
of death and for going over to Charlestown 65 times by 
said Taylor and Stone, with other great expenses. " 16th 
7th month, 1670. 

The jury found for the plaintiffs £15, from which John- 
son took an appeal on the ground that he never desired Dr. 
Stone in the case, and he is now farther off from a perfect 
cure than some months since, is suffering pains, and inca- 
pable of providing a livinghood for himself and family. 
(Suffolk Files, 1002.) 

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* 9 

Andrew born 7 June, 1793; married Clara Bixby. 
Jeremiah born 21 Nov., 1795; married Sarah Goodsell, Emily 
Tracy, Catherine Mesick. 

Family records afford the following: 

Children of David G. Stever: 

Jeremiah Stever born 17 Jan., 1807. 


Anna Mariah born 23 Oct., 1808; married Teaie. 

11 . V- 

Margaret Eliza born 8 Dec, 1810; married Cary. 

Charlotte born 29 Aug., 1812. 
Madison born 22 July, 1814. 
Philip Hardy born 15 Nov., 1818. 
Rufus born 20 Sept., 1815. 
Eleanor born Oct., 1820. 

Loring born 11 Oct., 1821. 


Children of Jeremiah and Sarah D. (Goodsell) Stever: 

Mary Ann, married John W. Knapp; John Van Loon. 

Erastus, married Catherina A. Van Loon. 

[From notes furnished by Mrs. Dora L., wife of Arthur J. 

Stever of Westwood, N. Y.l 



How and when Isaac Choate, a Revolutionary soldier, 
became possessed of the document of which the following 
is a copy is unknown. The names affixed to the Oath of 
Allegiance to George III are not those belonging to the 
vicinity of Hartford, Vt., where until his removal to Ohio 
Isaac Choate lived after leaving his native town, Ipswich, 
Mass. That they are the names of Canadian English is 

The original document is in reality a small blank book, 
or booklet, and the words of the Oath are written. 

After the booklet fell into the hands of Isaac Choate he 
made use of it as a family record. Isaac Choate had a 
most interesting history. He was born in Chebacco parish, 
Ipswich, Mass., 9 September, 1759, to Isaac and Elizabeth 
(Low) Choate. He married the daughter of Dr. Robert 
Craig of Leicester, Mass., whose son Lt. Nathan Craig 
married Isaac's sister Sarah. He served in the Revolu- 
tionary War, and settled at Hartford, Vt., whence, after 
business reverses, he migrated to Ohio, where he died ,at 
Milan. During an Indian outbreak he was captured, 
forced to run the gauntlet, and was finally sold to a white 
man, who liberated him. It is variously stated that he 
was carried to Sandusky and to Detroit. From which- 
ever place it was, he found his way home. His brother 
was captured at the same time. In the family genealogy, 
entitled "The Choates in America," compiled by Rev. 
E. 0. Jameson, and published in 1896, page 127, appears 
the record of his family, which, however, is incorrect in 
many particulars. The Editor is indebted to Mr. H. A. 
Armstrong of Seattle for the copy of these interesting 


42 The Genealogical Magazine 

I, A. B., do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful 
and bear true allegiance to his Majesty King George the Third 
So Help me God. 

I, A. B., do swear that I do from my heart, abhor, detest and 
abjure, as Impious and Heretical, that damnable Doctrine and 
Position that Princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, 
or any authority of the See of Rome, may be deposed or mur- 
thered by their Subjects, or any other whatsoever. 

And I do declare that no foreign Prince, Person, Prelate, State 
or Potentate hath or ought to have any Jurisdiction, Power, 
Superiority, Preeminence or Authority, Ecclesiastical or Spiritual 
within the Realm. So help me God. 

I, A. B., do truly and sincerely acknowledge, profess, testify 
and declare in my Conscience, before God and the World, that 
Our Sovereign Lord, King George, is lawful and rightful King of 
this realm and all other His Majesty's Dominions and Countries 
thereunto belonging, and I do solemnly and Sincerely declare, 
that I do believe in conscience that not any of the Descendants 
of the Person who pretended to be Prince of Wales during the 
life of the late King James the Second, and since his decease 
pretended to be, and took upon himself the Style and Title of 
King of England, by the name of James the Third, or of Scotland, 
by the name of James the Eighth, or the Style and Title of King 
of Great Britain, hath any Right or Title whatsoever to the Crown 
of this Realm, or any other the Dominions thereunto belonging, 
and I do renounce, refuse and abjure, any Allegiance or obedience 
to any of them; and I do swear that I will bear faith and true 
Allegiance to his Majesty King George, and him will defend to 
the utmost of my power, against all Traitorous Conspiracies 
and attempts whatsoever, which shall be made against his 
Person, Crown or Dignity, and I will do my utmost Endeavor 
to disclose and make known, to his Majesty and His Success- 
ors, all Treasons and Traitorous Conspiracies which I shall 
know to be against him or any of them, and I do faithfully 
promise to the utmost of my Power to support, maintain and 
defend the Succession of the Crown against the Descendants of 
the said James, and against all other persons whatsoever, which 
Succession, by an Act entitled "An Act, for the Further Limita- 
tion of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties 
of the Subject/' is and stands limited to the Princess Sophia, 

An Interesting Colonial Paper 


Electoress and Duchess Dowager of Hanover, and the heirs of 
her body being Protestants, and all these things I do plainly and 
sincerely acknowledge and swear according to these express words 
by me spoken, and according to the plain common sense and 
Understanding of the same words, without any Equivocation, 
mental Evasion or secret Reservation whatsoever, and I do make 
this Recognition, Acknowledgment, Abjuration, Renunciation 
and Promise, heartily, willingly and truly, upon the true Faith 
of a Christian. So Help me God. 

And I do declare that I do believe that there is not any trans- 
substantiation in the Sacrament of the Lords Supper or in the 
Elements of Bread and Wine, at and after the Consecration 
thereof, by any person whatsoever. 

Burr Harrison 

May 26, 1772 
Joseph Pugh 
John Tipton 
Abraham Kale 
Frank Slaughter 
Henry Nelson 
Jonathan Langdon 
Thom. Marshall 
Taverner Beale 
Edwin Young 
Geo. Rice 
William Bullek 
Peter Hog G. Jones 
Alex White Jno. MaGill 
Pihl Pendleton 
George Ruddell 
Rd. Branham 

N * Rogers 

Jos. Hawkins 

June 23d, 1772 
Jacob Holeman 
John North 
John Sehon 
John Davis 

Richd. Cambbell 
Benj. Wilson 

Aug. 25th 
Josiah Leeth (?) 
Fb Frederick Bourden 

Nov. 20, 1772 
Abraham Bardman 

Feb. 23d, 1773 
Joseph Hawkins 

Apr. 27, 1773 
Samuel Gay 
Wm. Howell 

Court, 1773. 
Benj. Barclay 

Sep. 28, 1773 
George Rosty 
Ch. Sims 

* Allson 

John Jones 

Sep. 23, 1773 
Jacob Rinker, Junior 
George Helons 
Richd. E. Lee 

23d Nov. 

* These names are illegible. In the original the dates follow the preceding 

44 The Genealogical Magazine 

James Stephenson Francis Ravenhill 

Alexr Mathis Selby Foley 

Alexander Hite Richd. Campbell 

James Neil Benjamin Wilson 
Frances Ravenhill May 23d, 1775 

July 26th 1774 * 

John Clark June 27th, 1775 

Christopher McInturph * 

William Park 

December 27th, 1774. 

Burr Harrison 
Edwin Young 

The Choate Record. 

Family Roll of Isaac Choate, junr. (son of Deacon Isaac 
Choate). Born September 9th, 1759. Married February 
16th, 1782, to Patty Crage who was born April 4th, 1763. 

Children Born 

Hannah, born January 25th, 1785. Died January 26th, 

1790, aged five years and two days. 
Polly, born Thursday, 19th November, 1787. 
George, born Wednesday, July 1st, 1789. 

The above born in Lewiston. 
Patty Choate, born in Hartford February 22d, 1793. 

Died August 10th, 1794. 
Betsey Choate, born in Hartford November 18th, 1795, on 

Olive (Craig) Choate, born in August 26th, 1797, 

on Saturday. 
Patty Green Choate, born October 22d, 1799, on Tuesday, 

in Pownal, Vt. 
Charles Choate, born March 1st, 1802, on Thursday, 5 

o'clock in the afternoon in Pownal, Vt. 
Sarah Choate, born September 25th, 1804, on Tuesday, 

about sunrise, in Bennington, Vt. 

* These names are illegible. 

An Interesting Colonial Paper 45 

Clarisa Choate, born February 4th, 1807, Wednesday, 9 

o'clock in the evening, in Dorset. 
Polly Choate was married February 5th, 1809, to Nathan 

Crain who was born February 15th, 1787. 
Isaac Choate died 4th day of August, 1822, of a disintary 

produced by a fever. 
Sarah Choate died the 12th day of September, 1822, of a 

typhus fever. 
George W. Choate was married February 10th, 1814, to 

Mary Baldwin who was born 30th July, 1789. 
Patty G. Choate was married to George Oaks 3rd June, 

1819, who was born 13th June, 1790. 
Olive Craig Choate was married June, 1890, to Reuben 

Wilmot who was born . 

Betsey Choate was married 14 April, 1822, to Moses Kim- 

Mary Crain died May 27th, 1830, of a cancer. 

International Congress of Genealogists. 

The report of Mr. Clarence E. Heald, secretary of the 
International Congress of Genealogy, held at San Francisco 
in July, in connection with the Exposition, will appear 
in the published proceedings of the Panama-Pacific Inter- 
national Exposition. A number of family reunions were 
held in addition to the days devoted to technical subjects. 


The Libby Homestead Corporation was chartered by 

the Maine Legislature last winter to acquire for memorial 

purposes ancient homestead houses and lands of the Libby 

An attempt is being made to locate the site of the most 
ancient and interesting of these, especially of the first 
dwelling of John Libby. 


Hon r Sam 1 Phips Savage, Esq. 
President Board of War. 

Sir: This moment I received your favor of this day 
wherein you inform me of Capt. Sampson's ill state of 
health, which renders him unfit to proceed on a cruise in 
the Brig* Hazard. I am sincerely obli d to your Honours 
for your good opinion of me, but am sorry to inform you 
that it will not be for intrest I shall ever take the Command 
of any arm d ship, but purposly to serve my Country. 

The Brig* Hazard is a very good vesel to take prizes for 
gain but on the other hand she must run from everything. 
I think not to go to sea untill I can get a ship that is able 
to make some defence against a British frigate, and if my 
Country shall have such a ship and cannot find a better 
man to command her I shall allways be ready to enter the 

I Am Your Honours most obliged Hon d Serv* 

Jn° Fiske 
Hon r Sam 1 Phips Savage 
Salem Tuesday Eveing. 

Endorsed "From Capt. John Fiske refusing the com- 
mand of Brig 1 Hazard, Salem, June 9, 1778. " [Mass. Ar- 
chives, 153:72.] 

John Fiske, the writer of this letter, was born in Salem, 
10 April, 1744, son of Rev. Samuel and Ann (Gerrish) 
Fiske. He followed the sea until the outbreak of the Rev- 
olution. When the State of Massachusetts Bay commis- 
sioned her first armed vessel, the Tyrannicide, Fiske was 
placed in command. He passed from the Tyrannicide to 


Letter of John Fiske of Salem, Mass. 47 

the Massachusetts. After two years in the naval service 
of Massachusetts he retired from the sea. He was a suc- 
cessful merchant and was greatly honored by his towns- 
people. He died at Salem, following an attack of apo- 
plexy, 28 Sept., 1797. By his first wife, Lydia Phippen, 
daughter of David and Priscilla (Beckford) Phippen, born 
10 Jan., 1747, died 18 Oct., 1782, he had among others, 
Elizabeth (or "Betsy"), born 19 July, 1778, who married 
Ebenezer Putnam, whose first wife was her sister Sally. 



A family record as entered in a copy of "The Holy 
Bible," f published at Philadelphia by H. C. Carey and I. 
Lea, 1823: 


Eben. Putnam and Elizabeth Appleton were married 
Sept. 25th 1827 


Eben. Putnam Sept. 6th 1797 
Elizabeth Appleton July 10th 1804 
Charles A. Putnam June 10th 1828 
Elizabeth W. A. Putnam Jan. 7th 1831 
William Henry Appleton Putnam Feb. 6th 1832 
Ellen Maria Putnam July 28th 1835 
Frederic Ward Putnam April 16th 1839 

(In the above list the initial "A" was apparently written in at a later date 
than the original entry, and in the fifth entry the word Appleton is written 

* Subscribers are invited to contribute copies of family records found in 

t The bible was the property of Ebenezer Putnam, son of Ebenezer and Eliza- 

«Krth (Fiske) Putnam. After his death it passed into possession of Charles A. 

Putnam of Salem, and at his death into that of Eben Putnam of Wellesley 

(son of Frederic Ward Putnam). The Appleton bible had a similar history, 

passing from Mrs. Elizabeth (Appleton) Putnam to her son, Charles A. Put- 

48 The Genealogical Magazine 

above the line, with a caret to show where it is to follow Henry. I think the 
original entries are in the hand of Ebenezer Putnam and the additions in the 
hand of Elizabeth (Appleton) Putnam — E. P.) 


Elizabeth W. A. Putnam Feb. 13th 1831 

William Henry Appleton Putnam Died Aug. 30, 1871. 

Eben r Putnam April 3 d 1876 

Elizabeth Appleton Putnam April 27, 1887 

Charles Appleton Putnam May 25, 1899 

Ellen Maria Stone 29 May, 1899 at Providence. 

Frederic Ward Putnam 14 Aug., 1915, at Cambridge. 

A family record as entered in a copy of " The Holy Bible/' 
printed at Philadelphia for Mathew Carey, 27 Oct., 1802: 


Nathaniel Appleton born at Haverhill June 6th 1779 
Elizabeth Ward born at Salem April 19th 1780 
Were married October 19th 1803. 


Elizabeth born July 10th 1804 
William Ward born Aug 6t 27th 1806 
Sarah Ward born April 27 1808 
Sarah Ward born June 5th 1810 
Henry, born July 12th 1811 

Baptized by Dr. Prince July 21 1811. 

Nath 1 Appleton's Family Record: 


Sarah Ward Appleton Died December 31, 1808. Aged 
8 m 8 

Sarah Ward Appleton died September 19, 1810. Aged 
3f mi" 

M" Sarah Ward AE 55 Died April 2 1809— 

John Appleton AE 78 Died March 4 th 1817— 

Putnam — Appleton 49 

On a loose sheet enclosed in the above, and on one side 
endorsed, in what appears to be the handwriting of Mrs. 
Elizabeth (Appleton) Putnam, "For Alfred G. Appleton": 
on the other side as follows: ; ...^ .. 

Mr. John Appleton was born at Cambridge March 30th 
Priscilla Greenleaf born in Boston October 25th 1755 
They were Married March 18th 1794 
Alfred Greenleaf Appleton, born Salem Dec r 21 9t 1794 
Mr. Appleton Died at Salem March 5th 1817, aged 78 
Mrs. Appleton removed to Quincy June 12th 1818 
She died June 6th 1826 aged 70 & a half 
Alfred removed to Cohasset July 21, 1826 

The above record is not in the handwriting of the person 
who wrote "For Alfred G. Appleton," but yet in a very 
similar hand. 

Billerica Soldiers, 1711. 

To His Excellency Joseph Dudley Esq., Captain Generall 
& Governour in chief of Her Maj ties Province of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay & to the Hon ble the Councill & Representa- 
tives in Generall Court Assembled. 

The Petition of John Sternes of Billerica 
Humbly Sheweth — 

That your Petitioner's Son, Isacc Sternes, and John 
Shed, & William Peacock, all of Billerica, Proceeded in the 
late Expedition to Port Royall, under Comand of Lieut. 
Col. John Ballantine and were unhappily lost, in Capt. 
Taye, one of the Transports who was shipwreck't at the 
mouth of that Harbour, where with their lives, they lost 
their arms & clothing and other necessaries which they had 
laid in, for their use in that Expedition, amounting to about 
ten pounds each. Their wages for the time they were in 
the service being about 20/ each, cannot be obtained at the 
Treasury, without taking out Amministration the charge 
whereof will be as much as their wages, and they have left 
little or no other estate. 

Your Petitioner therefore humbly Prays y r Excellency 
& Honours, to take the Premises into your favorable Con- 
sideration, & Grant such allowance for the losses aforesaid, 
as in y r wisdom you shall think fit. And that an order 
may be given to the Treasurer to Pay the wages due to 
Isaac Sterns to your Pet r . John Shed's wages to his father 
John Shedd, & Will m Peacocks wages to his only brother 
Samuel Peacock, with whom he left his affairs at his De- 

And y r Petitioner as in duty bound shall ever Pray. 
Boston, June 11, 1711. John Stearns. 

Oct. 13, 1711. Read and Comitted. [Mass. Archives, 71: 


Notes and Queries 51 

Travel in 1728. 

Boston, August ye 26, 1728. 
Mr. Vaughem: 

I Received Your Kind note and thank you for your 
Reasonable demands tho must tell you that I have been at 
too much charge already to repair ye damague done your 
horse and as you say through my Neglectfullness but must 
humbly beg your pardon if I tell you it is a mistake of you 
I never was us'd to saddle my own horse on the road and 
never see any thing of it till about 6 or 7 miles from hence. 
I took the Care to put Him in a good farriers hands who 
I suppose will make his demands upon me for his Care when 
ye first post Came for the horse he would not take him 
thinking him not fitt to go the tenn shillings you made me 
pay more for the horse then other do pray let that go to- 
wards mending your horses back I am 

Your humble Ser\ rt if You please 

Stephen Richard 
Endorsed To Colonell Lovd 8 Vaughem 

at New Port 
on Road Island 

[Suffolk Files, 21, 933.] 


Mrs. Lydia (Heald) Sharpies of Whittier, Calif., cele- 
brated her 105th birthday on 22 Aug., 1915. 

She is in full possession of all her faculties, keen and 
alert, as testified to by W. H. Lownes of Pasadena, who 
visited her on that occasion. 

Mrs. Sharpies was born 22 Aug., 1810, on the line between 
Columbiana County, Ohio, and Pennsjdvania, and was 
the daughter of William and Sarah (Wilson) Heald. Her 
father, according to her statement, was over 100 years of 
age at his death. Mrs. Sharpies remembers the receipt of 
the news of the battle of Waterloo, and has vivid recollec- 

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tions of the events in her life. She is a consistent member 
of the Society of Friends. 

She was married to Robert Sharpies (descendant of John 
Sharpies who came to Pennsylvania in 1682) 31 March, 
1836, born in Mercer Co., Penna., 1 May, 1811. He died 
fifteen years ago. They celebrated their golden wedding 
at Pasadena. Of her children the following are living: 
Benjamin Sharpies of Whittier, aged 78 years; William 
Sharpies of Los Angeles, b. Dec. 30, 1854; Mrs. Robert 
Wiatt of Whittier, b. Jan. 25, 1842. 

There are thirteen grandchildren and twenty-one great 
grand children. S. P. S. 


Richard Rayment, late of Salem now of Saybrook, Conn., 
for love and affection to son-in-law Oliver Mannering of 
New London, two acres in South Fields, Salem, bounded 
by land of Richard Hide, Henry Bartholomew, and Mr. 
William Browne, 25 June, 1668. Witnesses: Nathaniel 
Sharpe, Hilliard Veren. Acknowledged before William 
Hathorne, 26-4-1668. [Essex Deeds, 3:44 (146).] 

Mr. Edmund Batter and Judith Ra3 r mond, attorneys for 
Richard Raymond late of Salem, mariner, for 76 pounds 
paid by Oliver Mannering of Salem, seaman, a dwelling 
house, garden, and f acres adjoining land said Raymond 
formerly possessed at the North End next the common in 
Salem, and bounded East by Sander Seeres, west by John 
Gardner, and abutting against the South river; also 10 
acres in South Fields, bounded by John Home, Samuel 
Cutter, and the Harbor, and head of South River, 13 Oct., 
1662. Certificate by Richard Raymond, that Judith Ray- 
mond, his wife, and Batter were lawful attorneys, etc., 15 
July, 1663. [Essex Deeds, 2:407.] 

Richard Raymond of Seabrook, Conn., to son-in-law 
Humphrey Coomb, married to his daughter Barsheba, 

Notes and Queries 53 

J acre in Salem, bounded by John Sanders, Francis Skerry, 
and on the north by High or Broad street, being the land 
on which said Coomb built a house some twenty years 
now past; also 500 acres, being a quarter part of 2000 
acres granted me by Joshua, an Indian, son of Uncas 
Indian King, lying on east side of Connecticut River over 
against Haddam and a part of the land which Joshua gave 
to the towne of Seabrook. Dated at Seabrook, 7 April, 
1685, and acknowledged before Robert Chapman. Wit- 
nesses: Robert Glanfield, John Ingersoll, Joseph Ormes. 
Recorded 12 July, 1701. [Essex Deeds, 14:159.] 


Henry Slater, husbandman, of Andover, accused of 
exercising witchcraft at Salem on Rose Foster, 7 Sept., 

He was examined before John Hauthorn, Esq., and 

Mary Walcott testified she saw Slater afflict Timothy 
Swan, Barnam, and Goody Bigsby. 

Mary Warren testified he told her he "used witchcraft 
by the key and bible and sometimes by the sieve and 

Slater owned he "has told lies before now and been in 

William Murray "appointed by authority to take in 
my terms the above examination. 5 Jan., 1692/3." (Suf- 
folk Files, 2702.) 

This case is not mentioned by Upham or Nevins. 


Job Swinnerton, Jr., and John Swinnerton, both of Salem, 
convey to Thomas Small of Salem, 20 acres in Salem, part 
of the farm Capt. George Curwen sold to Job Swinnerton 
aforesaid, bounded by land of Robert Goodale and of Wil- 
liam Cantlebury, deceased, now in possession of said Small, 
and on other land of said Job and John Swinnerton. 26 
June, 1667. Witnesses: Job Swinnerton, Sr., Benjamin 
Woodrow. [Essex Deeds, 3:58 (191).] 


Every subscriber to the Genealogical Magazine may insert 
one genealogical query for each year of his subscription, but the 
length of the query must be approved by the editor. All queries 
must be signed with the initials of person seeking information. 
Answers addressed to the Magazine, if of general interest, will 
be published over the name of the contributor. 

Additional queries, or queries forwarded by persons not sub- 
scribers, will be charged for at the rate of one cent for each word 
or date, including signature and address. 

Horne. I shall be very grateful if any reader can help 
me to trace my descent from John Alden of the Mayflower y 
as there is a family tradition that my grandmother, Hannah 
Horne, was so descended. 

Hannah Horne was born on March 7th, 1796, and died 
on August 31st, 1848. 

She was the daughter of William 5 Horne (Moses 4 , Wil- 
liam 3 , John 2 , William J ) and Susanna Worth, who belonged 
to the same family as General Worth, in the Mexican War. 

Hannah Horne was born in Conway, N. H. G. W. E. 

Ackroyd. James Ackroyd emigrated from England 
in 1795, and settled near Muncy, Penn., where I suppose 
his descendants may still live. How can I obtain informa- 
tion of them, and how can I communicate with them? 

W. A. 



Genealogy of the Cadle Family, including The Eng- 
lish Descent. 8vo. pp. 146 and index. From the preface 
to this book we learn that Mr. Frank W. Mahin and Mrs. 
Mahin are the responsible editors, but that the materials 
had been partly put into form for publication by Mrs. 
Charles F. Cadle, at the request of her brother-in-law, 
Henry Cadle of Muscatine, Iowa, who in his will had pro- 
vided for the publication of the materials he had collected.* 

The title of the book is too comprehensive, as the volume 
is by no means a genealogy of the " Cadle family/' but 
merely of a family of that name seated at Westbury-on- 
Severn, Gloucestershire, and of a branch of that family 
which had removed to America. 

The editors labor under the mistaken opinion that all 
persons bearing the name Cadle, or modification thereof, 
are derived from a common progenitor. The opening 
paragraph of the book asserts the following; "The origin 
of the Cadle family is not certainly known, but its geneal- 
ogy can be traced back to the middle of the sixteenth 
century beyond any doubt, and thence in a misty and dimly- 
outlined way the name can be followed down to the fifth 
century. There is no doubt, however, that the family is 
of Welsh descent, and there is evidence that it came from 
the Kings of Wales. " And on page 13 occurs the following 

* No mention of the fact appears in the book, but paragraph after para- 
graph, page after page, follows, word for word, a report made by Mr. Eben 
Putnam to Mr. Henry Cadle in 189G, concerning the ancestry of Cornelius 
Cadle. Occasional insertions are made, some rearrangement of the para- 
graphs, and, which is of importance, certain qualifying statements are omitted. 
An editor is not justified in using another's manuscript, without recognition, 
*Od in so doing, to omit qualifying statements, and to rearrange the paragraphs 
,r * a manner to strengthen his own view when that conflicts with the opinion 
of the writer of the paper, even though the author's name is suppressed. 


56 The Genealogical Magazine 

statement, There is no reason to doubt that the early 
Cadles spread from Wales into England, Ireland, and 
Scotland. The name Cadle is said to be an old Welsh 
word signifying a battlefield. But the name of the early 
ancestors was also spelt in many other ways, as will be seen 
from the records which follow. There were princes and 
chieftains of Wales who were called Chadell, Cadell, Ka- 
dell, and Cadel. In early days in different parts of Eng- 
land, appeared the names Cadel, Cadell, Kadel, Kadell, 
Cadull, Ketel, Kettle, Caddell, Kydale, etc., all supposed 
to designate members or branches of this family. In 
Ireland appeared the names Cadle, Caddie, and Caddell; 
in Scotland, Cadell and McCadell." 

The wide spread occurrence of the name Cadle, however 
spelled, from early times, is conclusive evidence that per- 
sons bearing the name are not members of one great fam- 
ily, or descended from a common ancestor. 

The Westbury family of this name had undoubtedly an 
honorable origin, but there is no reason to assume and no 
proof that it was descended from any one of the petty Welsh 
chieftains named Cadel and dignified with the title prince or 

The editors of "The Cadle Family" have given a number 
of instances of the occurrence of the name in early times. 
Of particular interest is the mention of one Geoffrey Cadel 
named as a witness to a mortgage of 1195 in the chartulary 
of Flaxley Abbey, near Westbury. During the next 150 
years various persons bearing the name are found in the 
same vicinity, who were evidently landowners. 

One of the principal of these was Simon Cadull, who was 
living at the close of the 14th century, and whose arms are 
reported as Argent, a cross engrailed vert. He was not, 
however, the ancestor of any of the modern families of the 
name, as he left only female issue. 

An earlier member of the Westbury family was Roger 
Cadel, who lived in the 13th century, and held land in the 
ville of Rodley, in the parish of Westbury. Henry Kadel 

Cadle Family 57 

or Cadel is mentioned as a juror in certain inquisitions, 
1260-1287, and was evidently of Westbury. There was a 
Roger Kadel of Elton living about 1240, and another 
Roger of the same place a century later, and the Cadels of 
Elton are mentioned in the Westbury parish register which 
begins in 1538. It is thus fairly established that the family 
was associated with Westbury from early times. 

On page 16 it is asserted that the " Westbury Cadels of 
the 16th and later centuries appear to be descended from 
two brothers, Thomas and John, who were presumably 
born about 1570-80," but that the gaps in the parish regis- 
ter prevent absolute identification of these two brothers. 
"It is not unlikely, however, that they were sons of Henry 
and nephews and cousins of the Elton branch of the family." 

It is usually impossible in the case of a family as exten- 
sive as that of the Cadels of Westbury, to prove a pedigree 
from a parish register. The records of the probate courts, 
and from every available source must be drawn upon. 
That there are as vet unexamined records of the 15th to 
17th centuries which might enable the history of the family 
to be fairly elucidated, is most probable. However, after 
expressing the doubt as above quoted, the compiler of the 
pedigree begins the history of the "English Branch, " on 
page 39, with Henry Cadle of Bosely, buried 14 Jan., 1541, 
who is given wife Marjery, stated to have died 1547, and 
a son John. This John is assumed to be the one who mar- 
ried Elizabeth Kilford in 1542, and whose children are 
stated to be Henry, born 1543, married Joan Brooke, 
Isidore, and Margery. Henry and Joan Brooke are given 
as the parents of Thomas of Bosely, and of John of Bosety, 
who are evidently the two brothers Thomas and John 
alluded to above (see page 16). 

It would seem probable from the somewhat scanty in- 
formation at hand that Henry was the father of the "broth- 
ers' Thomas and John, and that the line may be as given, 
but in the pedigree furnished by the reviewer to Mr. Henry 
Cadle, in 1896, or thereabouts, this identification was 

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shown to be tentative. On pp. 125-30 are printed extracts 
of such Cadie wills as were found at Gloucester. The 
editors have chosen to omit the dates of baptism found on 
the register prior to 1650, substituting therefor the probable 
year of birth. Thus Henry, numbered 3 in the pedigree, 
and identified as son of John and Elizabeth Kilford, and 
as a grandson of Henry and Margery, is stated to have been 
born 1543, died 1593, married Joan Brooke, died 1597. 
The information is based on the parish register, where the 
following entries are found: 

Henry, son of John and Elizabeth, baptized 9 Jan., 1542-3. 
Isidore, daughter of John and Elizabeth, baptized 8 March, 

Margery, daughter of John and Elizabeth, baptized 7 Oct., 1546. 
John Cadle and Elizabeth Kilford married 30 Jan., 1541-2. 
Henry Cadle buried 14 Jan., 1540-1. 
Margery Cadle buried 27 June, 1547. 

Contemporary with these entries are others concerning 
the family, and a gap occurs in the register of Baptisms, 
covering the years 1546-1558, of Marriages, 1546-1561, of 
Burials, 1547-1558. 

How meagre therefore is the evidence that the first three 
generations of the family are as stated, may be seen. 

There are no references given to the sources of informa- 
tion from which the pedigree of the "English Branch," 
pp. 39-86, was compiled but apparently it is based on the 
parish register, the wills quoted pp. 125-146,* gravestone 
inscriptions printed pp. 110-123, and information received 
from remote cousins still or during the life time of Mr. 
Henry Cadle living at Westbury. Throughout the gene- 
alogical section the abbreviation b. p. occurs, undoubtedly 
intended for bp., %. e. baptized. 

The portions of the book devoted to the American mem- 
bers of the family, descended from Cornelius Cadle, born 

* Wills of date prior to 1541 should be sought at Hereford, as the part of 
Gloucestershire in which Westbury is situated was until that time part of the 
Diocese of Hereford. The wills of which extracts were obtained are from the 
Gloucester registry, and no assertion is made in the book that the records of 
any other registry were examined. 

Cadle Family 59 

1772, who settled in America, are biographical in character, 
and show he and his descendants to have been able and 
honorable citizens. 

As supplementary to the record published in the Geneal- 
ogy of the Cadle Family, we print the following extracts 
from the parish register of Westbury, furnished by Rev. 
Leonard Wilkinson, as well as some comments made by 
him, which are of interest. 

It is to be regretted that this book did not receive the 
editorial revision of a genealogist, who if furnished with the 
material which had been gathered might, without increas- 
ing the size of the book, have been enabled to present the 
results of the search of English sources in more conclusive 
form, and to have shown upon what basis the pedigree 
rested. E. P. 

Extracted from the Register* of Baptisms of the Parish Church 
of S. S. Peter and Paul, Westbury-on-Severn. 


1542-3, Jan. 9, Henry of John and Elizabeth. 
1543-4, Mar. 8, Isidore of John and Elizabeth. 
1546, Oct. 7, Margery of John and Elizabeth. 
1558, Dec. 18, Thomas of Edmond. 
1570, Nov. 10, Margaret of Edmond. 
1579-80, Mar. 6, Elizabeth of Harry. 
1585, Sep. 5, John of Harry. 

1588, Dec. 15, Thomas of Henry. 

1589, May 25, James of John. 

1599-1600, Mar. 17, Edmond of Thomas of Elton. 
1601, Nov. 1, Ann of Thomas of Westbury. 
1603, May 15, Zacharias of Thomas of Westbury. 

1606, July 6, Ann of Thomas of Westbury. 

1607, June 6, Alice of Thomas of Elton. 

1607, Nov. 29, Margery of Thomas of Westbury. 
1611, May 19, Elizabeth of John of Elton. 
1012, June 21, Johanne dau r . of John of Elton. 

• There are gaps in the Register from 154G to 1558, from 1558 to 1561, from 
J564 to 15G8, and from 1574 to 1576. Elton and Boseley are Tytbings in this 

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1613, Dec. 7, Jasper of Thomas of Westbury. 
1614-5, Jan. 6, William of Thomas of Westbury. 
1615-6, Feb. 4, Harry of John of Elton. 
1617, July 13, Thomas of Thomas of Boseley. 
1617, Sep. 28, Jane of John of Elton. 
1619, Dec. 3, Richard of John of Boseley. 
1619-20, Mar. 5, Mary of John of Elton. 
1621-2, Mar. 3, Harry of John of Elton. 
1622, July 28, Peter of John of Boseley. 
1625-6, Jan. 16, John of John of Boseley. 
1630, May 9, William of John of Boseley. 
1634, Apr. 20, Joseph of John. 
1637, Apr. 11, Henry of John and Margaret. 
1642, May 14, Anna of Richard and Ann. 
1644, Nov. 24, Mary of Richard and Ann. 

1647, Apr. 11, John of Richard of Boseley. 

1648, July 23, John of Richard and Ann. 
1652, Dec. 19, Joseph of Richard and Ann. 

1655, Dec. 23, Deborah of Richard and Ann of Boseley. 
1660, June 5, John of Richard and Ann of Boseley. 
1660*, June 10, Joseph of Joseph and Sybil of Northwood. 


1540, Nov. 18, John Cowntes of Littledean and Julian Cadle. 
1541-2, Jan. 30, John Cadle and Elizabeth Kilford. 
1545-6, Feb. 3, Thomas Yonge and Alice Cadle. 
(Gap in the Register from 1546 to 1561.) 

1561, Oct. 10, John Cadle and Joan — . 

1572, July 7, Thomas Adams of Sarnel and Joan Cadle. 
1577-8, Jan. 20, Harry Cadle and Joan Brooke. 
1577-8, Feb. 10, W m . Synderbe and Catherine Cadle. 
1579-80, Jan. 11, John A'wyntlef and Isard Cadle. 
1584-5, Jan. 25, John Byrdley and Avis Ci.dle. 
1587, Dec. 29, John Cadle and Joan Popkyn. 
1600, Apr. 26, Richard Cadle and Grace Shott. 

* The most careful search brings no names to light between 1660 and 1680. 
The Register, for some years after 1660, was carelessly kept. Northwood is a 
Tything in this Parish. 

t This, which is one of the characteristic names of the parish, is now 
spelled "Wintle." 

Poulton's Hill, and Gatwick are farms in this Parish. 

Cadle Family 61 

1600, Nov. 27, Thomas Cadle and Anne Presburie (widow). 

1010, Nov. 15, John Cadle and Katherine Rowles. 

1613-4, Mar. 3, Thomas Cadle and Edith Stanlle. ■ 

1623, Oct. 20, Thomas Cadle of Elton and Johanne Davis alias 

1628-9, Feb. 16, John Cadle and Joan Brabant. 
1637, Oct. 28, Thomas Cadle and Ann Cosen. 
1644, Sep. 14, Rich' d Coulstons and Joan Cadle. 

(Marriages are very defectively registered for a good many 
years from this date, and there is nothing to be found until 1717.) 
1717, June 25, John Mayo, Jun r ., and Elizabeth Cadle. 
1723, June 27, Rich d . Cadle of Poulton's Hill and Ann Mayo of 

1540-1, Jan. 14, Henry. 
1542-3, Jan. 22, Elioner, wife of Thomas. 
1545, Sep. 7, Thomas.* 
1547, June 27, Margery. 

(No registration of burials from 1547 to 1558.) 
1558-9, Jan. 12, John, "husbandman." 
1559, Apr. 12, Agnes (widow). 
1561, Oct. 18, Agnes. 
1569, Nov. 2, John, son of John of Elton. 
1570-1, Feb. 25, Edmond* of Elton. 
1571-2, Jan. 2, John of Elton. 
1572, Nov. 19, Margaret, dau. of Edmond. 
1584, Sep. 18, " Joane Moore alias Cadle widow." 
1591, Sep. 10, Thomas, son of Henry. 
1592-3, Feb. 26, Henry. 
1597, Apr. 25, Joan. 
1598-9, Jan. 25, Joan of Elton. 

1609, June 10, Bridget, dau. of Thomas of Wcstbury. 
1611, May 25, Elizabeth, dau. of John of Elton. 
1612-3, Feb. 27, "Johanne Cadle a poore woman that dwelled 
in ye churche house." f 

* Their Wills are at the Probate Registry in Gloucester. 

t The "church house" was formerly (until the dissolution of the Chantries 
ID 1548) the residence of the two Chantry-priests who served the Chantries of 
B. Mary the Virgin, and S. Nicholas with S. Thomas of Canterbury. It was 
*iterwards used as an Alms-house. 


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1613, Oct. 7, Ann, wife of Thomas of Westbury. 
1613, Oct. 22, Jasper, son of Thomas of Westbury. 
1613-4, Mar. 5, Ann, wife of Thomas of Elton. 
1616, Mar. 30, Harry, son of John [of Elton]. 
1616, June 20, Alice, dau. of Thomas of Elton. 
1617-8, Jan. 9, Thomas, son of Thomas of Boseley. 
1619, Aug. 9, Edmond, son of Thomas of Elton. 
1621, June 9, Jane, dau. of John of Elton. 
1624-5, Jan. 15, Harry, son of William of Miserdine. 
1632-3, Mar. 18, Joan, wife of Thomas of Elton. 

1636, July 26, Joan, wife of John of Elton. 

1637, Nov. 27, Henry, son of John and Margaret. 
1638-9, Feb. 15, John of Boseley. 
1644, May 7, Thomas of Elton. 
1648-9, Feb. 25, John, son of Richard, of Boseley. 

(Burials are defectively registered between 1657 and 1663.) 
1663, Nov. 28, Ann, wife of Richard of Boseley. 

1666, Sep. 7, Margaret (widow) of Boseley. 

1667, July 14, John, son of Richard of Boseley. 

1668, May 4, John of Elton. 
1679, June 20, Richard, sen r . of Boseley. 
1687, Apr. 3, Joseph of Boseley. 
1692, June 7, Joseph, sen r . 

1697-8, Jan. 28, Mary, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth. 
1699, Apr. 12, Isabella (widow), of Poulton's Hill. 

Notes on Families in Fownhope, Herefordshire 
and Other Places, Named Gwatkin. Collected by 
E. Y. G. Illustrated by F. L. Wale. (London) 1914. Ro. 
8vo, paper, pp. xi, 103. (Edition 50 copies.) 

The compiler is evidently none other than Miss Ellyn 
Margaret Gwatkin, daughter of Rev. Thomas Gwatkin 
of Lancing, Sussex, and a descendant of Rev. Thomas 
Gwatkin who for a few years prior to the Revolution 
was one of the faculty of William and Mary College in 


Grant Family 63 

The notes published relate chiefly to the Fownhope 
family which dates from the middle of the sixteenth cen- 
tury* some of whose members styled themselves yeomen 
and others gentlemen. There has been a decided trend in 
this family toward the learned professions. The material 
was gathered chiefly from Chancery, Probate, and Parish 
records, supplemented by an interesting collection of fam- 
ily papers. The descents are shown by a series of well 
arranged pedigrees which include other families than that 
of Fownhope, one being a Virginian family, origin unknown. 
The family makes no claim to have been armorial, a re- 
freshing incident in family histories. The compiler, who 
had the help of Mr. George Sherwood in the work, is to be 
congratulated on the manner in which the book has been 
assembled, its manifest accuracy, and pleasing appearance. 

E. P. 

The Grant Family. Report of the Sixth Reunion . 

The publication of the proceedings at family reunions 
should be welcomed and encouraged, but there is a notice- 
able tendency to print in these transient publications 
statements which evidently have not been verified by the 
editors, usually pedigrees or information furnished by a 
subscriber. The pamphlet here noticed contains a glaring 
example of a "fake pedigree." 

On pages 22-25, appears an extraordinary pedigree 
claiming to give the ancestry of Matthew Grant, the emi- 
grant, and the parentage of his wife Priscilla. Page 14 of 
the pamphlet states the pedigree was obtained from U. S. 
Grant of San Diego, Calif., who asserted he had "had it 
looked up." 

According to this claim, Matthew Grant was born in 
Woolbridge, co. Dorset, 27 Oct., 1601, son of John Grant 
*ho married 7 July, 1600, Alice daughter of Mathew Tur- 
berville of Woolbridge; this John Grant is claimed to have 
keen born 6 May, 1573, son of George Grant of Roxby, 

A Genealogy of the Descendants of Joseph Bixby, 
1620-1701, of Ipswich and Boxford, Mass., who spell 


Byxbe, and of the Bixby Family in England, Descend- 
ants of Walter Bekesby, 1427, of Thorpe Morieux, 
Suffolk. Compiled by Willard Goldthwaite Bixby, S.B. 
13538.551, assisted by Eben Putnam, New York City, 

64 The Genealogical Magazine 

Co. York, who married there 7 Nov. 1570, Julian Clargen- 
net. This George Grant it is claimed was son of John and 
Jane (Belford) Grant of Roxby, and grandson of William 
and Jane (Burton) Grant of Roxby. 

The Visitations of Yorkshire in 1585 and 1612, give a 
pedigree of the Grants of Roxby, and state that George 
and Julian (Clargennet) Grant had a son John, but give 
nothing more of the latter. What is the evidence to take 
him 300 miles to the south of England to marry Alice 
Turberville? Where is the original record of this marriage? 
What is the original evidence that Mathew Turberville had 
a daughter Alice? Where is the original record in England 
of the baptism or birth of Mathew Grant? Woolbridge 
is merely an estate in the parish of East Stoke, where the 
registers begin in 1742. 

The pedigree states that the emigrant Matthew Grant 
married 16 Nov., 1625, Priscilla Grey, daughter of Rev. 
Anthony Grey, rector of Burbach [Burbage] in Leicester- 
shire [which is 150 miles north of Woolbridge]. Where in 
England is the original record of this marriage? The 
Visitation of Leicestershire in 1619 gives the pedigree and 
family of this Rev. Anthony Grey and states his fifth daugh- 
ter was Priscilla. What and where is the original evidence 
that she married Matthew Grant or anybody else? Al- 
though it is not mentioned in the pamphlet, this Rev. , 
Anthony Grey succeeded to the Earldom of Kent in 1639, 
and the peerage descended to his eldest son. 

Lastly, who furnished this pedigree to U. S. Grant? 

J. G. B. 


Erratum, p. 64, par. 5. d^f 

There were two daughters named Priscilla, of 
whom one died young and the other married John 
St. Nicholas (not Matthew Grant) 

-Bibliotheca Topographica Britannica, 
VII, 259-61, 270-71. (volume on Leicester 

ra.w.f • 

Bixby Family 65 

\ Willard G. Bixby, 46th St. and 2nd Ave., Brooklyn Boro., 
Part I, 1914. 8vo, paper, pp. xix, 168. Part II, 1915 — 
pp. 171-353. Illustrated. 

These parts, precursors of seven parts which will form 
at least two large volumes, were issued from the Rumford 
Press, Concord, N. H. The compiler in an unusually 
interesting preface gives a brief history of the attempts 
by himself and predecessors to obtain the materials from 
which to prepare a history of his family for the printer. 
As long ago as 1885 the Rev. Moses H. Bixby, well known as 
a Baptist minister and prominent among the Trustees of 
Brown University, commenced gathering genealogical ma- 
terial. He was ably seconded by several of his kinspeople, 
and at his death his work was taken up by his son-in-law, 
Rev. Truman Johnson, and by Mrs. Burbank, who in turn 
were succeeded by the compiler of this work. The active 
participation of Mr. W. G. Bixby took place in 1907, and 
since then the amount of material collected and the labor 
done have been several times that of all the previous 
laborers in the field. 

The compiler states that he has been aided in this task 
by so many that it would be impracticable to print their 
names, but, that credit might be given where possible, he 
has made a point of giving the sources of his information 
in footnotes. This is a novelty in printed genealogies 
tvhich is highly commendable, as taken in connection with 
the references to original sources, as town, church, parish 
records, probate, land, and other court sources, and to 
national and state archives, it permits other investigators 
to determine the probable accuracy and the sources of the 
information from which the various connecting links have 
keen forged. 

The origin of the Bixby family is lost in antiquity. 
* he first known ancestor, Walter Bekesby, was living at 

borpe Morieux in 1427 when he appears as a purchaser of 
wd there, and this purchase establishes his social position 

1 °ne of the more prosperous yeomen of his time and lo- 


66 The Genealogical Magazine 

cality, and from him all of the name in Suffolk and America 
(with a few exceptions of persons of alien blood who have 
adopted the name) are undoubtedly descended. Such a 
complete record is as rare as it is satisfactory. The com- 
piler states that he is under especial obligations to 
Mr. Vincent B. Redstone of Suffolk County, England, a 
well known antiquarian scholar, for investigations con- 
ducted in England, and that these investigations were 
carried on under the general directions of Eben Putnam, 
who also edited the book now before us, and who has been 
of great assistance in establishing many doubtful connec- 

Joseph Bixby, the emigrant, was baptized at Little 
Waldingfield, 28 Oct., 1G21, and was the son of George 
and Anne Bixby, and undoubtedly emigrated to New 
England prior to 1638. He first appears at Ipswich in 
1647, the date of his marriage to the widow Sarah (Wyatt) 
Heard, but soon removed to that part of Rowley which 
became Boxford, and as he was one of the most prominent 
of the settlers there, it is probable that he may have sug- 
gested the name, in memory of Boxford, Suffolk, England. 

Twenty-seven pages of text tell what has been learned of 
Joseph Bixby and his eldest son of the same name, both 
men active in their community, and incidentally of Box- 
ford and its first settlers. 

The movement of the family from Boxford began in the 
second generation, became notable in the third, and, by 
the time the fourth generation had reached adult age, the 
family was represented in various towns in. Massachusetts, 
particularly in Worcester county, in the northeastern and 
southwestern corners of Connecticut, in New Hampshire, 
and even in Vermont. 

An outline map of New England, showing the towns in 
which Bixbys settled during the period prior to the Revo- 
lution, and each town numbered to correspond with the 
first generation appearing there, affords a bird's-eye view of 
the early migrations. 

Bixby Family 67 

Part I deals only with the first four generations, and the 
children of the fourth, thus enumerating all pers:ns through 
the fifth generation, to which Part II is devotee. 

The casual reading of the family records shows that the 
male members of the family did their full duty in military 
service in the Colonial Wars and in the Revolution, the 
service records appearing in a very complete manner, and 
were generally esteemed in their communities, being often 
selectmen, and holding other town office, and several hold- 
ing the office of deacon in the church. 

One of the most interesting groups is that derived from 
Elias of Fairfield, Conn., a man of roving spiri:. who was 
id the W} r oming Valley just prior to, if not at the time of 
the Massacres, when a son and a grandson were killed in 
battle. The Columbia County, N. Y., families are shown 
to be derived from this Elias Bixby. The working out of 
these family connections, which has had to be done almost 
without the help of town or church records, the compiler 
states has been one of the most troublesome and expensive 
parts of the compilation. 

One of the features of the genealogy is the record of 
descendants of the Bixby daughters, whose children and 
grandchildren, and often another generation, will be 
found under their Bixby ancestress' name and record. 
Some notable families are thus included in the book. 

The plan of the book, wonderfully well adhered to, 
though it must have cost a deal of labor, calls for the 
printing of the names of the parents of every person who 
married a Bixby, or a Bixby descendant. In some cases 
it seems to have been impossible to obtain that informa- 
Ui >n. The dates of birth and death of the women members 
* : the family, always a difficult task, have been given in 
BKWt cases. Taken all together the genealogieal record 
» unusually complete, even in these days of careful gene- 
alogical publications, and the historical and biographical 
show that neither time nor labor was spared in at- 
snpting to secure even what might seem to be trivial 



68 The Genealogical Magazine 

matters, but as time passes each item in the history of 
an ancestor is of importance and interest to his descendants, 
and this book is designed for posterity as well as for those 
now living. 

The method of presenting the facts obtained calls for 
favorable notice. The system of notation is simple and 
effective, and is a departure from the customary plan of 
numbering persons consecutively. Each individual has a 
number which at a glance shows his place in the family, 
and his relationship to every other person named in the 
book. Also the statistical facts are presented immedi- 
ately at the head of the family record; the genealogical 
record thus being kept distinct from the biographical 
material following. 

The footnotes are numerous, well expressed, and instruct- 
ive, and relieve the text of much which would otherwise 
destroy its continuity. 

The compilers and the printer are to be congratulated 
upon the appearance and the interesting features of the 
book, which should serve as a model for other works of 
its kind. 

From a summary of cost of the work to date, given in 
the preface, it would seem as though the book from incep- 
tion to completion would represent the expenditure of more 
than $20,000, not including the time of the compiler, who 
although a busy man, being of the well known firm of S. M. 
Bixby & Co., manufacturers of shoe polishes, has given his 
leisure hours to this work. The cost of the compilation was 
largely met by W. K. Bixby of St. Louis, Mo., and by 
H. M. Bixby, of Salem, Mass., and in spite of the great 
expense involved, the complete book was offered to sub- 
scribers at $7, which is intended to cover the cost of publi- 
cation alone and not include anything for the heavy cost 
of preparation of the manuscript. We understand the 
edition has been limited to the expected demand from the 
family, as indicated by advance subscriptions, and from 
the few libraries and historical societies who are able to buy 
such publications. * * * 







Vol. III. March, 1916. No. 2 

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As this class of records have been little used by investi- 
gators of early colonial history and genealogy, a brief 
description and a few examples may prove of interest. 

The records of the British Admiralty and the Port 
Hooks, the latter made accessible only within the last few 
years, open to the student of British oversea commerce an 
immense field for investigation. 

From the records of the Admiralty Court may be ob- 
tained information regarding incidents of voyages of British 
fthips, to whatever port bound, provided the Court was 
called upon to act. Dispute between master and crew 
over wages, or between consigners or passengers and the 
master or owners, were frequent causes demanding action 
by this Court. 

« s uch cases led to taking testimony which is apt to 
wow much light upon the voyage and those engaged in it. 

1 he Port Books are the records of the clearances and 
entries of vessels to all British ports. These records are 
ol equal if not greater value than the Admiralty Court 

* or nearly a century it has been supposed that the cus- 
toms records other than the Particulars of Custom Accounts 
° r Port Returns preserved in the Public Record Office, 

• e destroyed by the fire in the London Customs House 
'^14. In 1911 there was discovered in the turret room 


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of the Public Record Office at London thousands of docu- 
ments relating to the trade of England comprised in the 
records of local ports. 

In November, 1911, Mr. N. S. B. Gras called attention 
to the then recent discovery of the lost records, in a com- 
munication to the Athenaeum, and as his statement is of 
N general interest it is given below. "Old Customs Docu- 
ments. — Students of economic history who have made use 
of the ' particulars' of Customs accounts, or port returns, 
have been struck with the way in which they become scarce 
for the late sixteenth century, and are almost entirely 
wanting for the seventeenth. No explanation seems pos- 
sible based on any change in the system of accounting or 
auditing. The usual official reply to inquiries, which sug- 
gested the fire of 1814 at the London Customs House as 
the probable explanation, has not seemed satisfactory. 

"Lately, however, these long-buried documents have 
come to light. Their history will probably be made known 
hereafter in official reports, and it is indeed good news to 
learn that they will also be speedily arranged for use, 
though the process of cataloguing may of necessity occupy 
many months. The bulk of these documents is to be esti- 
mated by cartloads. A conservative guess might place 
them at some thousands. Almost all of these so far exam- 
ined are written on parchment, a fact which partly explains 
the generally fair state of their preservation. Each 
volume has from ten to five hundred folios, the smaller 
books being for the outports, the larger for London. 
Although some of the books are as early as the fifteenth 
century, most of them belong to the period from Elizabeth 
to George III. 

. . . The history of colonization in general, and 
the early struggles of many isolated colonies, are scat- 
tered over these pages. I take but a single example : — 

'18 June, 1639. — In the John of London, Master Thomas Smyth, for New- 
foundland. Captain Francis Vernon, Michael Oldisworth, and Henry Lucas, 
Esqs., for the provision for the supportinge of the Colonie there remaininge. 

English Admiralty Records and Port Books 71 

Belonging to the Right honorable Lord Marques Hamilton Philipps, Earle of 
Pembroke and Montgomery, Henrie Earle of Holond, and their Associates 
. . by the royal licence (the cargo amounting to the value of) cliii 
pounds, xiiii shillings, ii pence.' 

"The prominence of gunpowder in the seventeenth 
century export cargoes is significant, as well as the list of 
goods which the more peacefully intentioned settlers 'the 
Planters and Passengers' took with them. Ships going 
out without convoy have their fate at the hand of lurking 
pirates recorded with marginal brevity. . . . "This 
Shippe, with the grayne, in hir voyage to Barwich was 
taken and caryed away by the Dunkirkers' (1601) 

u ... The genealogist, Colonial or home, would be 
rhiddened at heart to come upon some ample lists of names. 
Indeed, this series may be said to do for the trader what the 
War Office records have long since done for the soldier. 
The scanty biography of some merchant-prince might well 
be eked out by the discovery that he helped to fill his 
coffers by — a trade as opprobrious now as profitable in his 

"But one great fact stands out pre-eminent — that, 
whilst the enrolled Customs accounts (summary accounts) 
are but a fragment, even if a magnificent fragment, and 
whilst the port-books already catalogued and known to 
*i;e public are in themselves only the foundation stones of 
a building that once existed, that structure is now restored, 
and forms a splendid series of almost unbroken records, 
dating as it does from 1275, the year of the establishment 
of the national Customs system. It thus constitutes a 
series comparable with the great judicial and Chancery 
records, a series the importance of which for economic and 
social study will be more apparent as time goes on, though 
those who know it best would admit the task of search to 
ke an arduous one. " 

In spite of the information given to those interested 
concerning these records, their importance and even their 
bm co very failed to receive attention in America, or to 
etuse investigations of their contents. 

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In the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology 
and Natural History for 1911, Mr. Vincent B. Redstone * 
published a note on the discovery of the Port Books, and 
in order to show what might be found by their examination 
he selected such entries as he found in the bundle numbered 
604, composed of three volumes of records for the Port of 
Ipswich for the tenth year of the reign of Charles I, 1634-5. 

Mr. Redstone states that the " earliest Ipswich Custom 
Account is dated 9-10 Edward I, and is an account with 
particulars of Thomas le Rente and Richard Len, col- 
lectors of customs on wool. The next accounts are those 
of Walter de Luka, collector of a new custom on wool, 15 
Edward I. The accounts for 18-19 Edward II, refer to 
the exports and imports of Ipswich and of all ports ' usque 
capud Thamisie.' It is not until the reign of Henry IV 
that the accounts are enrolled to any great extent; in 
that year they occupy fifteen membranes of parchment. 
• . . The returns are not complete for the whole period 
Edward I to Edward VI; they refer to about two hundred 
years of the period. The more recently known returns 
commence for the year 1565, and are continued to 1736. 
The Port Books of London commence for the year 1432." 
Mr. Redstone kindly furnished a number of abstracts of 
entries on both the Admiralty Court f and Port Books, 
-selected merely with reference to New England or Virginia, 
•or to persons sailing or trading to American ports, with the 
view of exhibiting in a general way the nature of the infor- 

*It is due to Mr. Redstone to state that led by his interest in the Suffolk 
migration to New England, he immediately furnished an American corre- 
spondent with whatever references he found concerning the Winthrop fleet, 
and called attention to the value of these newly discovered records. But 
it was not until Mr. W. L. Ford learned of the records and took an early oppor- 
tunity to examine them that any items relative to New England became pub- 
lic. An interesting account of the Port-Books, with many notes therefrom, 
communicated to the Massachusetts Historical Society were published in the 

t Other Admiralty records have come to light which are of unusual in- 
terest. A description of these, with interesting extracts, especially relating 
to Virginia, will appear in our June issue. 

English Admiralty Records and Port Books 73 

rnation to be gained by an examination of these records. 
The abstracts given are but examples, and are fragmentary. 
The)' throw light upon some voyages to New England and 
Virginia which are already known to history. The Ad- 
miralty examples are printed below. The character of 
the entries in the Port-Book may be learned by reference 
to the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute mentioned 
above, and to Mr. Ford's communication to the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society, printed in the Proceedings for 
January, 1914. 

From Records of the Admiralty Court. 

1G30. The Bonny Besse, Zachary Flute, master, from 
port of London for Virginia. Flute died in crossing, and 
was succeeded by Hugh Weston. The vessel was pur- 
chased by Richard Orchard. 

1G36, March-Sept. 1637. Edmund Turner a passenger 
for Virginia in the Elizabeth and Sarah of London, died 
on voyage. H. Taverner, master. £a 

1G37, 13 Dec. J. Goodbarne, clerk, passenger out of 
London for Virginia, died on the voyage. Father Peter 
Goodbarne. List of books in the ship Globe of London, 
and schedule of goods. "Samuel Ward of Five Controver- 
sies" was title of one of the books. [See below under 

1G34-7. Francis Smith vs. William Douglas in Virginia. 
Hebrew books laded and put aboard the ship John of 
Amsterdam, and cast away in the ship on the coast of 

June-Sept., 1637. J. Cuttinge, master of ship The New 
Supply of Ipswich. James Brocke passenger with said 
Cuttinge from New England to London. Brocke in his 
lamination abuses Cuttinge. The ship was seven days 
late. The passage of a man and his victuals from New 
•ftgland to London is worth and usually paid for at 
rate and price of £4 per person and the freight of a 

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chest is at 10 shillings. Other passengers in this ship so 

J. Cuttinge had charge and command of ships and other 
vessels crossing the seas as master and master's mate 
twenty-four years. 

1635, 7 mo. Ship Thomas and John of Colchester from 
London to Virginia, 15 May, 1632. 150 tons, Richard 
Lambert, master. 

The following are from Libels, No. 94. 

No. 284. Ship John and Ambrose of Ipswich, James 
Beale, master. Mar.-June, 1637. Set sail from parts 
beyond seas for London with goods for E. Warleyes shipped 
by Francis Eglesfield. Letter 23 May, 1637, to Mr. J. 
Marshall and Mr. T. Bentham, fishmongers, of London, to 
receive goods. £5 for 100 kegs of sturgeon. 

No. 246. "William Hutchinson pretended brother of 
Anne Hutchinson, died and departed this life in Vir- 
ginia." Henry Hutchinson his father, living here in 
England, executor. Overseers: Richard Bennett, Anthony 
Jones and Richard Sabine. Henry Hutchinson died; 
administrator T. Burbage. 

No. 170. William Hutchinson, who died in Virginia, 
"died possessed of the service of 30 servants whose service 
was worth the sum of 25,000 weight of Virginia tobacco, 
making in sterling money £625,30 cattle, £200, and plan- 
tation £500. [See below under Examinations.] 
• No. 208. 5 June, 1637. "In the month of June-March, 
1635, and in all, some, or one of them the aforesaid J. 
Goodborne, clerk, was a minister in holy orders of deacon 
and priesthood, according to the rights and ceremonies of 
the church of England, and went a passenger towards 
Virginia in the ship Globe of Port of London, whereof one 
Jeremy Blackman was then master with intent after his 
arrival there to be a preacher or minister there to a Colonye 
or Companye of England there planted." Not long before 
the ship's arrival at Virginia he died, and W. Barker on 
shore took possession. Peter Goodborne, his father, ad- 



English Admiralty Records and Port Books 75 

ministrator. Schedule of books with prices No. 206. 
Total £32.16.6. Apparel £27.13.8. His book Brinsley's 
Grammer Schoole was lent to Mr. Clark. 

No. 30 In 1635 R. Lee sailed with ship Increase for 
New England from Port of London. Clearing after all 
deductions, £700. 


Concerning ship Hope from London towards New 
England. " Whether about 30 leagues from the mainland 
did she not meet with a violent very great tempest and 
gtorm? How long did the storm endure?' ' Owner was 
Edmund Cason, merchant. 


1G35. Ship Increase from Virginia to London brought 
Fix passengers, 25 July, 1635, and some of them gentlemen 
of good quality, Sir Jn. Zouch, Capt. Button, and Sir J. 
Zouch/s man, etc. 

Vol 52. 16 May, 1636. Christopher Boyes of Vir- 
ginia, planter, aged 36 years, (perhaps of Hartley Rowe, 
Hants.) Richard Rutherford of Virginia, planter. 

15 June, 1636. Twelve months since the Hopewell, 
having taken in her lading in the port of London set sail 
towards New England with the intent and resolution as it 
*as generally reported in the said ship to sail from hence 
to \ irginia there to deliver part of her lading but when the 
*hip came near unto a place called Plymouth upon the 
toast of New England there was a pilot taken in at Ply- 
mouth to bring the ship into harbor. The ship grounded, 
*od the sides and bilge opened. The voyage to Virginia 
*•« withheld. Mr. Bentley a passenger who lay in the 
run room of the said ship and had about ten servants in 
t •'' ^aid ship who came from London and were to be de- 
livered at Virginia would not venture to Virginia, but left 
ship in New England, and entered another ship for that 

>' a ge, Erasmus Studd of Wapping, navigator. Mr 
* tench master of the ship, aged 23 years, called at Boston 



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N. E., for ruggs and clothes for Virginia. Ships built at 
Marvell Head,* N. E., 50 miles from Plymouth. 

Book 53. 11 May, 1637. Andrew Johnson of Wapping, 
mariner, aged 26 years, deposed, "on or about the 1st 
day of June, 1636, last past the ship called the Rebecca of 
London, whereof Richard Buckham was master, set sail 
from Gravesend on a voyage to Virginia, he being gunner 
for the said voyage. Peter Rexford als. Richards, master, 
Francis Drake, master-gunner. The ship was at Virginia 
on or about the month of November last, Rexford was 
distempered by drink, and he and Drake fell by the ears, 
Drake received a broken thigh and died." 

Anthony Bluett, servant unto Richard Buckham of 
Limehouse, aged 18 years, that the ship departed 1 June, 

Richard Grible aged 50 years. T. Hodges, surgeon, 
aged 35 years. 

Vol. 53. 26 June, 1637. J. Rosier, dwelling at War- 
cosgnoyacke in Virginia, clerk, aged 34 years, deposed 
that three or four years since William Hutchinson died in 
Virginia and appointed his father Henry Hutchinson 
living in England to be executor. The said Henry came 
to Virginia to take possession, and died in Virginia. T. 
Burbage was appointed by the Governor, Council and 
Court of Virginia to take an account of goods from the 
overseers, Richard Bennett, Anthony Jones and Richard 
Sabine. [See above under Libels.] 

* Marblehead, Mass. This is an interesting item. 



By Eben Putnam. 

The following notes taken from the business records of John Fisk of Salem, 
merchant, illustrate in a measure the risks and profits in an East Indian voyage 
125 years ago. Gen. Fisk did a considerable business for his time, but the rec- 
ords for a period of nearly ten years are contained in five books. 

Salem, 11 Novern'. 1793. 
Mr. Benj a Webb: 

My Ship Washington which you command being laded & 
ready for Sea, you will proceed for the Island of Madeira at your 
arrival deliver my letters with those of Mr Joshua Green to 
Messrs. N. I. A. de Freittas & Co. Merchants in that Port, deliver 
to them the lumber between the decks at the price agreed for & 
receive from them sixty pipes & eighty half pipes of India Market 
Madeira Wine provided your Ship will take that Quantity. m You 
must attend to the quality & price of the Wine & give no more 
for them than you can purchase of any other person of equal 
goodness. When you have settled your Acct Current with 
Messrs. N. & A. de Fruittas & Co. you will draw on me for the 
ballance due them payable in Salem in twelve months from the 
date of the bills, which bills I will accept From Madeira you 
will proceed for Calcutta in India & sell your Cargo or proceed 
to any other port or ports & sell. You may touch at the Cape 
of Good Hope or Isle of France or any other ports on your passage 
to Calcutta & sell all or any part of your Cargo or barter it for 
other goods to carry on to India, or take freight or you may sell 
the whole Cargo at either of the ports provided you can purchase 
a Cargo for Salem that will with the profits out & home double 
your stock making your calculations from the prices of goods I 
«ave herewith given you, the Impost must be attended to, you 
nnd I have given you the Impost on each Article from which you 
*iU easily find the Neat produce, should two or three Articles 
! *t nearly the same profit you will take part of each. Should 
you touch at the Isle of France & find my Brig* Peggy there you 
*uJ sell your Ship provided you can obtain twenty thousand 


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dollars for her, & you think it for my Interest, perhaps freights 
may be very high & it will be more for my Interest to take a 
freight than to sell the Ship in that case you will conduct your 
business as you think most for my benefit which must be yours. 
Should your Ship be sold you will go on board my Brig* Peggy & 
proceed on to Calcutta or to any other ports in India which Capt. 
Edwards & you think best, or return from the Isle of France 
provided you can double my stock as above described, should 
Capt. Edwards obtain a freight for his Brig* he will deliver you 
the Neat proceeds of his Cargo which you will employ in such 
goods as you think will neat me the most profit & bring them 
home with you. You have my liberty to exchange your Ship for 
any other American vessel you plase always keeping in mind that 
my vessel is new & well built & well found in every point. Do 
not exchange for any Vessel which is old or unsafe to bring the 
property home. You have paid me five per Cent of the Cargo 
of the Ship Washington, you are to receive ten per Cent of the 
Neat proceeds of the Cargo you will bring from the East Indies 
for your services. I am to pay wages, find provisions, maintain 
the hull & apparatus of the Ship. The Cabin stores & every 
other charge on the goods, the pilotage & other port charges to 
come out of the general stock, your expenses on shore you are to 
pay. Your perquisetts for selling your Ship, employing your 
money, will be one twentieth part of the property brought here, 
you will therefore keep that property by itself, or should you 
exchange your Vessel & receive money in exchange for employing 
it you will receive the same. You will be very carefull in pur- 
chasing your Cargo for home to look at every article you pur- 
chase that you may not be deceived & bring bad goods. Be 
careful how you make your contracts for freight, let them all be 
made in Sterling-Money of London & the goods secured for the 
payment of the freight. You have every liberty in these orders 
that is necessary to take advantage to the Voyage & as the ship 
& Cargo are worth a considerable sum, you will pay your whole 
attention to your business making all the dispatch in your power 
in every port. You will pay attention to the manner the goods 
are stowed in your Ship that they may receive no damage, in 
fine your voyage must be your object which I wish to be prosper- 
ous & short. Should any accident happen to you on the voyage 
to render you incapable of your business I now appoint Mr. Caleb 

Voyage of the Ship Washington to India, 17 93 79 

Loring your First Mate to transact the business of the voyage & 
take the command & follow the instructions given you, & in case 
both you & Mr. Loring should be unable Mr. Alexander Hillman, 
the second Mate will take command & follow the instructions 
given you. Keep your Ship in good order & give your people 
fresh provisions as often as you can obtain it, when you find it as 
cheap or cheaper than the Ship's provision. Let them have 
coffee for breakfast during the voyage. 
Having nothing to add 

"Wish you a good Voyage & safe return your friend & 

Emplo3 r er Jn° Fisk* 

Copy of my orders this day received, which I promise to follow 

Benj\ Webb jun r 

Capt. Webbs signall is to hoist his ensign at the fore Topmast 
head & pendant at the Misen topmast head untill he is a breast 
of Baker Island & then shift them to their proper places J. F. 
Schedule gave Capt. Webb. 

Best Sugars £3,00 Impost £0, 10, loss £0, 5, £2, 5, Net 

Pepper 2, 3 pr pound 4 1 10} 

Coffee 11 pr pound 4 8 

Salt Petre 2 14 pr Quintall 2 14 

Nut Meggs 1 13 pr pound 16 1116 

Bombay Cotton 1 pr pound 2 10 

l»digo 10 pr pound 16 8 6 

Cinnamon 10 

Cloves 18 

Mace 2 8 

Cashja Cinnamon, no 

larger than pipestem 3 12 per Cent of Cost 

Hides from Calcutta such as Hodges t brought brings 6 sh. No 
Impost. Cotton's & Bandannos see Capt. Hodges direction. 
Capt. WebbJ did not sell his ship, but proceeded to Calcutta 

This letter is from the letter-book, copied by a clerk. Occasionally Mr. 
* isk enters copies himself, as see the letter to Ilsley below. 

t Benjamin Hodges, born 2G April, 1754, died 13 April, 1806. He was the 
master of the ship Grand Turk which returned to Salem in May, 1793, after a 
e O r prosperous voyage to the East Indies, bringing sugar, hides, etc., consigned 
to Elias Hasket Derby. 

J Benjamin Webb was born 3 Nov., 1759, died 10 Sept., 1827. His wife 
«M Hannah Bray. He was son of John Webb. Benjamin and William Webb, 
•'<• apothecaries, long respected in Salem, were his sons. See Essex Institute 
Historical Collections, Vol. XVI, p. 224. 

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and brought back a cargo consigned to John Fisk. The ship 
was entered 11 July, 1795, having been absent from Salem 20 

In the waste book is an " Invoice of sundry Merchandize shipt 
by John Fisk on board the Ship Washington Benj a Webb jun r 
Master bound for India shipt on Ace* & Risk of s d Fisk & con- 
signed to s d Master for Sales & Returns". 

The items were 

20 chaldrons sea coal £63 

12 hogsheads chalk 149 cwt 3 qts 14 lbs. £92.19.6 

30 casks whiting 205 cwt 1 qt. 21 lbs. 38 .10 .5 

72 casks brimstone 274 cwt 1 qt. 26 lbs. 247. 0.9 

103 shooked hogsheads and heading 33 9.6 

7 casks gin, 410 gals. . 82 

18 barrels beef 45 

3 barrels turpentine 2 5 

58,047 feet merchantable boards 191 .11 .6 

98 casks, 6193 gals Bourdeaux Wine 619 .6 

2,083 bars iron, 42 tons, 8 cwt. 1 qt. 14 lbs. 1060 . 9 4 

11 topsmats and other spars 12 10 
5,049 feet mahogany 304 6 3* 
2,908 feet mahogany 169 12 8 
5 barrells beef 12 10 

\ barrell beef 1 8 

10 cases Gin 14 

2 hogsheads tobacco 2340 net 32 15 2 

20 cases gin 28 

12 half barrells beef 17 8 

2 barrells manufactured tobacco 338 net 12 13 6 

2,000 hogshead hoops 12 19 

Chartes shipping 12 

4136| dollars 1241 


22 barrells beef 

13 barrells pork 

42 cwt 3 qu. 21 lbs bread 

8 hhds for Do 

Sundry small stores 

£211 .10.11 

In due course there appeared in the Waste-book "Account of 
Sales 2934 pieces Bandannoe hdkfs, 2 casks Indigo, 17 casks 
Sugar, received per Brig* Peggy, Jn° Edwards Jun r & shipt by 

£4283. 14. 4J 






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Voyage of the Ship Washington to hidia, 1793 81 

Benj. Webb Jun r from the Isle of France". The sales run from 
15 June, 1795, when the "house" bought seven pieces of hand- 
kerchiefs, to 7 July, 1796, when Nichols and Hodges* bought the 
17 casks of Sugar, at a price not given. The Indigo was sold to 
Benjamin and William Pickman, Feb., 1796, at a price not given. 
The other items brought £2248.8.0. 

This is soon followed by "Account of Sales of 995 bags of 
Sugar, 2161 Hides, 782 pieces of Chintz, 2736 do. Gunas, 900 do 
Gurzenas, 900 do. Marmodes, 1800 do. Eleabuas, 360 do. Tanda- 
casses, 99 do. Mahuraz Gunge, 350 do. Taffetys, 90 do. Neck- 
cloths, 78 do. Muslins, 87 Table cloths, 86 Towels, 616 do. Mamsy 
Cassas, 76 do. Massanas, received per the ship Washington, 
Benjamin W 7 ebb Jun r . Master from Calcutta". 

These sales began 16 July, 1795, and continued until the 7 July, 
1700, when Nichols and Hodges took the last lots, but at no 
prices mentioned. 

The total sales came to £5437, to which should be added the 
items taken by Nichols and Hodges. Thus the returns by Webb 
exceeded £7700. The pound was the New England pound, not 
English sterling, and was equivalent to about S3. 33. Thus the 
entire return of the voyage was about $25,600. The gross 
profit was certainly not over £3500, and the voyage must have 
U-cn a failure. 

On the ledger the Washington is charged with £14650, and 
credited with £3134, of which £2200 was her selling price. If 
too entire £7700 mentioned above was placed to the credit of the 
voyage, the ship would still be charged with a loss of about £4000. 

The Washington was sold for £2200 to Isaac Davis f of Boston, 
*ith whom Mr. Fisk had had dealings for some time. This was 
27 Jan., 1796. Her cost is represented by various items in the 
l '^er, aggregating about £2000. She was built at Portland by 
William Cobb, who received £773 for building the ship, but prob- 
*Wy this included only labor and timbers. Fisk certainly sup- 
ped his own iron, imported in his own vessel from Gottenburg, 

! *hown by his account books, and furnished all the cordage, 
**um, and other supplies. Thus she was built practically by 
"T owner, and probably at the lowest cost possible, as he was an 
*M*nenced seaman and merchant. 

*»ohols and Hodges took over the business of Mr. Fisk. The Hodges of the 
t ' J° n 8 the Capt. Benjamin Hodges already mentioned. 
lA.nephew of Mrs. Fisk. 

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John Fisk had had a successful career, as mariner, merchant, 
sailor and soldier, and had accumulated wealth, but the inter- 
ference both by the French and British with American vessels, 
the loss of several ships in which he was interested as an under- 
writer, seizure of his own vessels and cargos, brought financial 
losses. A beloved daughter,* died in Jan., 1795. In June his 
mental condition was noticed by his friends. This was followed 
by an attack of appoplexy, from which he partially recovered. 
On the 19 June, 1795, Rev. Mr. Bently entered in his diary, 
"Found my friend Gen. Fiske much deranged by the ill sucess of 
his business and all his friends exceedingly anxious on his ac- 

On the 22 June, 1795 he noted, "Walked down to my friend 
Fiske's, find him greatly deranged and depressed. Had several 
conversations on the subject. From the greatest flow of spirits, 
the most abject depression has ensued. I am greatly alarmed 
for consequences". 

On the 10 July, he noted, "Capt. Webb arrived last night from 
the E. Indies via Philadelphia. This gives little relief to Gen. 
Fiske, as his derangement continues". 

In September he noted that, " Gen. Fisk was brought back from 
Free Town near Taunton. He left this Town at midnight last 
Tuesday. He was found destitute of money, ragged and dirty, 
by a Physician, and on foot, having left his horse and sulkey 
several miles behind in the road. The Physician took him home, 
and on Saturday this day brought him back to Boston". His 
business was continued until July, 1796. The preceding autumn 
Gen. Fisk had been sent to Andover where he was under the care 
of Dr. Kittredge, noted for his skill in treating mental troubles. 
There he remained until April, 179G. 

He returned to Salem, regained his mental poise, and associated 
with his friends and family. His business affairs had been 
settled without the disastrous results anticipated by him.f 
The 7 Jan., 1797, he is again mentioned by Bently, "Gen. Fiske 
had a shock of the Palsy but he so far recovered as to dine with 
his family this day." The end came on the 28th September, 
1797. Bently noted, "Gen. Fiske died of a violent shock of 

* Sarah Putnam, who died 7 Jan., 1795. 

t Entries are found in his account book in his own hand, both somewhat 
lacking in orderliness. He did not resume business. 

Voyage of the Ship Washington to India, 1793 83 

Appoplexy, taken night of 27th, aged 53. Ever since June, 1795, 
he has been deranged by a stroke of appoplexy and palsy." 

Bently delivered the sermon at the funeral, and in his diary 

"29 Sept., 1797 All the vessels in the harbour hoisted their 
gags half mast on the occasion. The Artillery turned out in 
uniform and fired minute guns, the shipping did the same. The 
Cadets did the honours of the procession and fired three vollies 
at the grave. The Marine Society preceed the Corpse and 
followed the Cadets. The pall was supported by 

"Capt. Edw. Gibaut, and old neighbor and friend. 

"Col. Pickman, an intimate companion. 

"Maj. Gen. Abbot, the military friend in his promotion. 

"Capt. Haraden, the naval commander with him in State serv- 

"Hon. J. Norris, with him in business formerly. 

"Capt. B. Hodges, who holds his store and is with him in East 
Society affairs. 

"The most reputable people attended in the procession and the 
whole was conducted amidst a crowd of spectators". 

From entries in John Fisk's Day-book it appears that Benjamin 
Webb completed a cruise in the schooner John prior to taking 
command of the Washington. The following entries are of 

8 Nov., 1793. Sundries to Benj a Webb, Jun r . Dr. 

s f John for Am 1 his Commissions on her Cargo 59. 7.6 

for her disbursements at Dunkirk 5.2.4 

for his bill for wages due him 24 . 0.0 

iltrchze for cash borrowed of you the 5 th October 60 . 0.0 

for Am 1 your goods on board Ship Washington 90 .16.8 

for Cash on board Ditto 90 . 0.0 

for so much deducted from Sailors . 18 .0 

Benj a Webb, jun r . to Sundries. Dr. 

To Bch* John for duties on Duck 
for over Audited in portage bill 
for 100" Bad Coffee sold at Gottenburg 
T« Ship Washington for his V20 part of her Cargo 

Merchze pd. Alexander Hillman deducted from Sailors 












£250. 3.5 

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for 9 /io of the freight of the goods shipt on board said Brig 1 . 

making at 30 dollars pr ton 66 . 17 .2 

Benja. Webb. Jr., for freight of his Vio of said goods 7 . 8.7 

655. 2.2 

Benj. Webb, Jr. to ship Washington Dr. 

for his V20 of the money advanced him by Capt Edwards and paid 

Mr. Macarty for him 28.8.6 

* On the same day is the entry to Profit and Loss, "for so much gave Sarah 
Fisk when married £301.12.6." She married Eben r Putnam. 


On the 13 Nov., 1793, the Cash shows: 

Brig*. Phcnix paid Jos. Hiller for Entry 2 .13 .9 

paid Ditto for duties on Kegs Wine 12.0 

Brig*. Peggy p d . D° for clearing out 1 .16.0 

Ship Washington p d D° for Ditto 2 .12 .2 

Brig* Betsey pd. Benj. King for setting Compasses 11 .8 

Ship Washington paid Benj. King for 2 Compasses 1 . 1.0 


Among the vessels owned in 1793 by John Fisk were the ships 
Washington, Nancy; brigantines, Betsy, Peggy, Phoenix, Sally; 


schooners, John, Hannah; sloops, Lydia, Sally. He chartered 
the Experiment. 

An entry under 31 Dec, 1793, indicates that the brigantine 
Peggy was credited with £3192.18.7, for her cargo from the Isle 
of France, evidently the preceding vo} r age to the one she cleared 
for in November. 

On the 8 th . March, 1794,* the ship Washington is charged with 
amount Madeira wines supplied Capt. Webb at Madeira Dec. 
30, 1793, £2777.3.4 and Benj. Webb £146.3.4. his twentieth \ 

part of the wine, "as per his draft on me in their favor payable 
30 Dec, 1794, £2923.0.8". I 

On the 9 June, 1795, the Peggy is charged with amount of port- 
age bill, £434-18-11 \, and payments on freight brought by her 
begin to be noted. 

On the 11 th June 1795, the following entry occurs, 

Sundries to Brig*. Peggy Dr. 

Ship Washington for sundries delivered Capt. Webb at Mauritins 

as per W. B. £12. 6.0 

for so much advanced Capt. Webb by Capt. Edwards as per 
receipts £564 

pd. Mr. Macarty for Capt. Webb by Capt. 

Edwards 4.10.5 568.10.5 

Yoyage of the Ship Washington to India, 1793 85 

June 22, 1795. Sundries to Joseph Hiller* Dr. 

&hip Washington for 9 /io of the duties on the goods shipt by B. 

Webb 417.13.41 

Benj. Webb, Jun r ., for duties on his Vio of said goods 46. 8.12 

Brig 1 . Peggy for Amt duties on her Cargo 909 . 13 . 10 

John Edwards, Jun r ., for duties on his adventure, £188.2.11, for do 

on Stephen Webb, Jun r ., adventure, £2.19.9, do. on John 

Holman's, £37.5.1, do. on And. Howes, 77/1 £41.2.2. 232 . 4 . 10 

£1600. 0. 2 

Cash payments now under date of July 15, 1795. 

Miip Washington paid M. & E. Bragier's bill in full £2 

jkI. Custom House 42.7 

pd. C. Loring 14.14 

pd sundry labourers as per W. B. 5 . 15 .6 £24 . 12 . 1 









fknjamin Webb, Jr., pd. Israel Loring 

paid Sailors in full for their wages as per W. B. 

Then follow entries: 

Sbip Washington for amount of portage bill 

" duties on C. Bassetts Adventure 

C\fh paid C. Bassett in full for his wages 

July 24, 1795 Sundries to Joseph Hiller, Dr. 

C**h received of him for drawback on goods exported in S. Wash- 
ington 32. 5.9* 
**«p Washington for duties on 9 /io of her cargo 1432.15. 7 
I J»j. Webb, Jun r ., for duties on his Vio of said ship's cargo 159 . 3 .11 
p Washington for duties on Adventures in said ship 22. 1 . 3 

And on the same day Benj. Webb, Jun r ., gave his note for 

* 157.8.0 to ballance. 

William Pickman, Jr., paid duties of £8.1.10. on his adventure 

* the Washington 

Au^. 27, 1795, the Washington was charged with the following 

; Kphraina Emerton interest on bottomry bond £146. 4.2 

JW Richard Manning ditto 151 . 5.0 

*** Jo * m Appleton ditto 78 . 15 .0 

\J«*ph Hiller, U. S. Collector of Customs. 

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And on the same day were paid notes due, 

Ephraim Emerton in full "on my Bottomry bond" £300. 

Richard Manning, ditto 300. 

John Applet on, ditto 150 . 

Margaret Brown in full 101 . 19 . 10£ 

Sept. 4, 1795, the Washington was charged with £102.3.6 
interest paid Ebenezer Beckford on bottomry bond. 

Sept. 23, 1795, a sale of 1924 pieces of Bandannoe handker- 
chiefs amounting to £3078.8.0, to James Bott and Daniel Jenks, 
who had given their notes, at three and six months, was cancelled. 

On the 29 Dec, 1795 the Ship Washington was charged, 

with amount of insurance on said ship £820. 7. Of 

for ditto on said ship and cargo 342 . 15 .0 

for postage of letters 4.2£ 

and Edward Goold credited, and the same dav Goold was 
charged with return of premium on the said ship, $13,333 at 
17 58 /ioo per cent. £703.3.7f . 

The Ledger account of the Ship Washington, commences with 
April, 1793. The largest single item charged is under date of 31 
Oct., £4494. 19. 7J, of which "Merchandize for amount of invoice 
of cargo and sundry small stores per W. B." is £4379. 9.4}. 
The total value of vessel and cargo Jan 1, 1794, is stated as 

The ship was sold at Boston 27 Jan., 1796, to Isaac Davis for 
£2200. The account was never balanced, but the debits 
amounted to over £14,650 and the credits to but £3135. Its 
entries on the books close in July, 1796. 

The Customs records at Salem describe the Washington as of 
228 tons burden, built in Portland 1793, and registered 5 Nov., 
1793. John Fisk owner; Benjamin Webb, master. That she 
was pierced for 16 six pound guns, a change in her original plan, 
is evident from the following letter: 

Salem, 12 April, 1793. 
Mr. Daniel Ilsley:* 

Your favor of the 6th Inst, is before me. I wrote you in my 
last respecting the Ship's head, since which I have thought best 
to make some alterations in the Ship. I wish to have her pierced 

* Daniel Ilsley was the designer, and William Cobb the builder. 

Voyage of the Ship Washington to India, 1793 87. 

for sixteen six Pounders* — the ports to be two feet up and down, 
?,nd twenty-two inches wide, the port sill eightteen inches from 
the deck. The Bridle Port will make nine which must serve for 
the lumber port between the decks. You will divide them in 
equal distances, no stearn ports. 

I wish to have the lower deck dropt forward, in order to bring 
the cannon nearly on a line, provided the beams are not in. I do 
not know at present if I shall have the ports made, only wish to 
have the ports framed — for they cannot hurt the ship. I will 
determine in season for Col. Cobb. Whatever is done in the ship 
more than the agreement expresses I will pay Col. Cobb for. 
Should any of the spars be made, I wish you would order the 
eloope's people to tarr. 

I am with respect, Sir 

Portland. Yrs. Jn° Fisk. 

On the 16th May, he wrote, "please to have them (the ports) 
compleated for receiving the cannon with bolts for breechings 
Guntacks etc. You will hire some person to turpentine the 

On the 2d August he wrote to Col. William Cobb, Portland, 
"the ship is approved of in Salem, all the fault is she wants a 
little smoothing, which I shall have done." 

■ • 

If ire desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to 
* l>oacc, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, 
\ be known that we are at all times ready for war." — George Washing- 
'■' Congress, Dec. 8, 1793. 



Charlotte, N. C, Ap. 19th, 1861. 
My dear Arthur: 

Your favor of the 12th was handed me on my arrival here last 

On the 11th of April a telegram came from Charleston for more 
volunteers. We raised a company of which I was a member, 
and arrived in Charleston in the midst of the fight. We were 
immediately put into ranks and sent to Morris Island where 
we arrived on Saturday morning at 3 o'clock. The firing began 
again at sunrise and continued incessantly till Anderson hauled 
down his flag at If o'clock Saturday, 13th. It is the most re- 
markable fight on record. The forts of our troops were perfectly 
riddled with balls, trees, houses and everything shot away, and 
still stranger to say "no body hurt". The firing I assure you 
Arthur was perfectly terrific, cannon balls whized in every direc- 
tion from the batteries of Ft. Sumpter, yet as we were engaged in 
a just and holy cause, fighting for our homes and firesides, for 
our wives and little ones, the Lord of hosts was with us and His 
preserving hand was ready for our relief. 

Not a human being was killed 'till the salute to the U. S. flag 
was fired. Seven shots and one for each state were fired at the 
U. S. flag-staff before it fell. The crescent, the emblem of South 
Carolina, shone in all its glory the morning of the battle, and at 
daybreak, strange to say, but certainly true, a chicken-cock 
jumped upon the tomb of Calhoun ;,nd crowed for a half hour 
while the firing was going on, and that tomb is in full view of the 
scene of action, and at the foot of Church street. 

And finally the Episcopal service is most remarkably appro- 
priate for Sunday the 14th, the day after the Victory. 

Altogether the hand of God is as visible as the noon-day Sun. 
Four days after the victory we were ordered to Fort Caswell on 
the Cape Fear River. I got leave of absence and will join my 
company tomorrow Eve, leaving tonight at 3J o'clock. 

I feel that I am engaged in a just and holy cause, our rights have 
been trampled upon in the Union and the poor boon of going 
out refused us; even so let it be, the South has never harmed the 
North, but for thirty years begged merely to be let alone. It 
was they who protected the slave trade and they who sold their 
negroes to us and pocketed the dimes, and now under the issue 


A Southerner's Letter 89 

of upholding the "flag of the Union" they invade our soil and 
irisb to bath it with fraternal blood. 

I will close this with the speech of Capt. King of the "Union 
Artillery " to his men on the morning of the battle, just before it 
began. He first commenced by reminding them that if we were 
defeated South Carolina would be invaded and an endeavor 
made to stir up insurrections, and the sack of towns and villages 
would follow, and then wound up with the war song of the Greek 

"Strike till the last armed foe expires, 
Strike for your Altars and your fires, 
Strike for the green graves of your Sires, 
For God and your Native Land " 

This we believe to be the cause we are prepared to defend, and 
to God we appeal as our Arbiter and our Judge. 

Yours aff . friend 
My address will be J. B. French. 

J. B. French 

"Hornets Nest Riflemen " 
Smithville, No. Carolina. 

In May I will receive a commission as 2d Lieut, in the Army 
of t he Confederate States. 
Addressed to Mr. Arthur Browne, Care of A. A. Low, New York. 

The writer of the above letter, a graduate of the University of 
» rpnia, in 1858, was commissioned lieutenant, and died in 
action at Gettysburg.* 

Arthur Browne was the son of Thomas Browne, of English de- 

•vent if not birth, Deputy Registrar of Lands at Honolulu, 

iod came to the United States where he entered the service of 

A. A. Low, merchant, and sailed for him a number of years, 

y as master to the East Indies and elsewhere. He died 

*pt., 18G4, at Hamilton, Bermuda, of a contagious disease. 

wife was Rosalie, sister of Lt. Junius B. French, the writer 

the above letter. The Frenchs were of Warrenton, Virginia. 

Itt &ry Rhodes of Oregon, 1858, and of Vancouver that same 

^r, and formerly of Honolulu, was an uncle of Arthur 

I *"wne. 

Gettysburg, Pa. Oct. 28, 1863. 
''^ived of Mr. A. Brown the sum of Fourty Dollars in full for zinc case, 
teriglg Body and Express charges on the Body of Lieut. French. 

Jas. E. Weaver. 



The Success of Charlestown was styled both ship and 
pink in papers filed in the law suit brought by members of 
the crew against the master, on her return to Boston in 1685. 

She sailed from Charlestown probably early in December, 
1683, for the Dutch West Indies. 

Her master was William Marshall * of Charlestown, who 
married Mary Hilton, 2 Oct., 1666. She died 15 July, 
1678, whereupon he married Lydia Hale, 14 June, 1681. 

The Success had an uneventful run to Surinam, where the 
ship's " merchant," Eleazer Allen, fell ill and died, and the 
owners' business fell to the lot of the master to care for. 

Sugar was the commodity sought to load the Success, 
and the cargo had to be sought in many places. Most of it 
was fetched in boats fifteen and twenty miles, and some 
even " forty leagues." At each landing place a receipt was 
given for the sugar taken. Most of the crew fell sick 
before the ship dropped down the river to clear at the 
Fort. From Surinam the Success sailed to Amsterdam, 
and there the crew sued the master for their wages, having 
deserted the ship, but at the end of thirteen days they 
returned and the master " brought them home to their 
families and relations." 

The mate, Enoch More, aged 43 years, testified that he 
stayed on shore thirteen days, because the master would 
not let him aboard. 

The names of the crew were Noel Hilton, William Mar- 
shall, son of the master, John Brooks, carpenter, Andrew 

* In 1G81 a William Marshall was master of the pink Relief. Nathaniel 
Nickolls, aged 30 years or thereabouts, in Dec., 1G85, deposed he was at the 
house of William Marshall 5 Oct., 1085, and heard Marshall own to Moore 
that he did not know of any damage to the sugar on the voyage until he came 
to New England, but that a cask of lime juice was lacking, but the hoops re- 
mained as evidence. 



The Pink Success of Charlestown 


Smith, Thomas Chapman, Thomas Jenkins, John Mitchell, 
Gershom Marble, cook, John Kettle, cooper, and Henry 

The master received £5 per month, the mate £2-10, the 
seamen, generally, £1-10, the carpenter, £2-10, the cooper, 
£1-15, and the cook, 15 shillings. The crew were to be 
paid two months' wages at Amsterdam, at the rate of ten 
stivers for a New England shilling, and the balance at the 
port of discharge. According to the testimony of Noel 
Hilton, aged 22, the mate, boatswain, carpenter, and cook 
deserted the ship at Amsterdam, and sued for their whole 
wages, and he was "seduced" to do the same, but all re- 
turned, and the master might have had in their places, 
Andrew Hall, Mr. Robbs, and other mariners. From other 
testimony we learn that Henry Marshall was aged 21 
years, James Rutherford, one of the crew, 19 years, Ger- 
shoin Marble, 23 years, John Mitchell, 21 years.' 

When the ship arrived in Amsterdam the sugar was 
delivered to the consignee, a Jew, who had the key to the 
warehouse, and who claimed that 10 hogsheads of the 
Higar and five of lime juice were missing. It appears from 
testimony offered by the crew that this Jew removed one 
of the hogsheads, and burned the cask to conceal what he 
had done. 

Marble claimed a balance of £9-0-3 due him, on an ac- 
count covering the periods from 17 Dec, 1683, to 15 Oct., 
1685, having granted an abatement for three weeks at 
Plymouth, 13 days at Amsterdam, and half pay for the 
* i >ur months and two days during which the ship lay at 

John Mitchell testified that the ship continued near 

f >me months at Surinam, and over four months at Amster- 

«um; and that at Amsterdam "after a rumage" in the 

^•trehouse, they found the sugar and lime juice which the 

1 •"**» the consignee, claimed was missing. He also testi- 

d that while at Surinam, Marshall, the master, came on 
oard one night and quarrelled with the boatswain and 

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cooper, and after striking the former, he "came forth from 
his cabin with his rapier, and drove the men about the 


Mitchell was an apprentice of Mathew Soley of Maiden, 
to whom he had indentured himself to learn the art of nav- 
igation. He was to serve four years, both on sea and land, 
from 1 Oct., 1681, and was to receive £4 the first year, 
£4-10 the second year, and £5 the last year. His master 
having died, his widow and administratrix, Sarah Soley, 
sued by her attorney, Christopher Webb of Braintree, for 
her apprentice's wages, and recovered £33 and costs. 
She had been appointed administratrix, for herself and 
children, 15 June, 1685. 

The suit was brought by the men in December, 1685, 
and judgment given in their favor (Middlesex Files), and 
on appeal this verdict was affirmed (Suffolk Files, 2389 
and 162,233). Marshall was also sued by the owners of 
the ship, who recovered nearly £100, the value of goods 
"embezzled" by the ship's company in the last voyage. 
Marshall in his appeal claimed he had nothing to meet 
this claim except the "remainders" of the ship's com- 
pany's wages in his hands. On the voyage to Amsterdam 
the ship touched at Plymouth, England, and was "embar- 
goed' there for three weeks. E. P. 

"A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which a 
uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest 
require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them 
independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies. — George 
Washington to Congress. 



From the Transcripts or Register Bills at the Reg- 
istry of the Archdeacon of Sudbury, Bury 
St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, Tran- 
scribed by Vincent B. Redstone 

15S9. Creeting All Saints. 

Philip Denbighe son of [ — ] 18 Oct. 
Klizh. Goade daughter of Thos. Goade 3 Dec. 
Thos. Wiggin son of Robt. Wiggin 4 Dec. 
Elizh. Paternoster 8 Feb. 

Jn. Clover and Joan Hassarde 25 Apr. 
Thos. Cooke and Anne Garrard 30 June. 
Simon Coates and Elizh. Richardes 20 Oct. 
Simon Paternoster and Mary Paine widow 3 Nov. 

Jn. Denbighe 3 June. 

WW. Fakexham magna. 


Rich. Kent son of Jn. Kent 19 Apr. 
Hich. Beast son of Jn. Beast 30 Apr. 
Martha Miller daughter of Jn. Miller 10 Sept. 
Jfc. Wetinge son of Rich. Wetinge 16 Jan. 
Robt. Barnes son of Rich. Barnes 21 Feb. 

Jn. Gilbert and Anne Mosse 22 Nov. 

Annesse Stepney widow 21 Aug. 

• Saxham parva. 

G*o. Byshop son of Rich. Byshop 28 Apr. 
Bdm. Crowe son of Francis Crowe 19 Nov. 
BuiL Gilum son of Danl. Gilum 2 Dec. 

A few earlier bills are inserted. When entries are not found under the 
itk< * Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, none were returned. 

[93 1 


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Rich. Gresham and Anne Croftes 28 May. 

• Danl. Gilum son of Danl. Gilum 29 Dec. 

1589. Saxham parva. 

Mary Garret daughter of Geo. Garret 1 June. 
Jn. Benalt son of Jn. Benalt 17 Aug. 
Jn. Burland son of Myles Burland 1 Nov. 
Thos. Pleasance son of Geo. Pleasance 28 Dec. 

Thos. Robinson and Anne Rogers 26 Oct. 
Rich. Lewis and Alice Nattall 16 Nov. 

Anne servant to Stephen Ashfield 17 Apr. 

1589. Stanton St. John's. 

Thos. Do son of Jn. Do 4 Oct. 
Anne Ive daughter of Thos. and Anne Ive 26 Oct. 
Kath. Tye daughter of Geo. and Anne Tye 28 Apr. 
Jane Egley daughter of Hen. Egley 8 Feb. 
Jane Noble daughter of Thos. Noble 13 Apr. 

Jn. Do and Anne Turner 4 June. 
Jn. Miller and Mary Blome 6 May. 
Win. Clerk and Elizh. Laurence 22 May. 
Wm. Bret and Joan Borcy 10 Oct. 
Wm. Turner and Rosse Gihnan 28 July. 
Jn. Bret and Audrey Lister 10 Aug. 

Samuel Clerk 12 Jan. 

1591. Thurston. 

Margt. Skepper daughter of Geo. Skepper 18 Apr. 
Wm. and Sarah Greaves children of Leonard Greaves, pastor, 9 May. 
Anne Sowter daughter of Jn. Sowter 29 June. 
Kath. Borow daughter of Geo. Borow 4 July. 
Kath. Rushbrook daughter of Rich. Rushbrook 1 Aug. 
- Thos. Bowles son of Francis Bowles 12 Sept. 
Mary Verby daughter of Jn. Verby jun. 17 Oct. 


Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 


Elizh. Sowter daughter of Geo. Sowter 28 Nov. 
Jn. Coo son of Robt. Coo 5 Dec. 
Rich. Cooke son of Wm. Cooke 9 Jan. 
Jn. Cocksage son of Rich. Cocksage 9 Jan. 
Geo. Sergeant son of Thos. Sergeant 23 Jan. 
Thos. Page son of Philip Page 6 Feb. 
Jn. Wace son of Thos. Wace 20 Feb. 

Thos. Wace and Mary Marshall 30 June. 

Jn. Atkyn 4 May. 
Thos. Sowter 20 May. 
Pvobt. Sibbes son of Paul Sibbes 28 May. 
Llizh. Cobdock 26 Sept. 
Agnes Browne alias Bitton 9 Jan. 
Joan Anthony widow 21 Jan. 
Wm. Greaves 3 Feb. 
Jn. Cocksage son of Rich. Cocksage 19 Feb. 


Thos. Garald and Alice Frost 2 Feb. 

Nicholas Last 19 Jan. 



Mary Dyer daughter of Jn. Dyer 4 Dec. 
Mary Smyth daughter of Wm. Smyth 15 Feb. 
Danl. Burton son of Jn. Burton 2 Mar. 

Xj>ofer Clark 28 Oct. 
Nich. Burneham 1 Nov. 
Robt. Green 28 Nov. 
Hen. {— Jettecr 1 Dec. 
tVm. Brett 25 Dec. 
A Sues Daye 1 Mar. 



<Jn. Dobbes son of Jn. and Agnes Dobbes 16 Mar. 

^ Donantt and Anne Morlye 26 Sept. 
£**>.•— Jn. Lyat. 


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1690. ' Bardwell. 

Anne Syllott daughter of Raynold and Anne Syllott 24 Apr. 
Jn. Butlar son of Gilbert and Margt. Butlar 14 June. 
Robt. Bloome son of Raffe and Elizh. Bloome 20 Sept. 
John Ive son of Jn. and Anne Ive 20 Sept. 
Wm. Burlingham son of Hen. and Mary Burlingham 5 Jan. 
Sylvester Jarvys son of Jn. and Anne Jarvys 17 Jan. 

Hen. Burlyngham and Mary Barrard 26 May. 
Jn. Ive and Bridget Seaman 10 Oct. 

1590. Badwell Ash. 

Anne Fenne daughter of Jn. and Anne Fenne 17 Nov. 
Wm. Sparke son of Thos. Spaike 2 Dec. 
Wm. Carpenter son of Edm. Carpenter 24 Jan. 
Joan Day daughter of Jn. Day 7 Mar. 

1590. Barnardiston. 


Agnes Addams base daughter of Wm. Davie and Agnes Addams 5 July. 
Kath. Davie daughter of Geo. Davie 19 July. 
Wm. Wisbiche son of Wm. Wisbiche 1 1 Oct. 
Susan Rule daughter of Robt. Rule 8 Nov. 
Elizh. Tebbold daughter of Thos. Tebbold 17 Jan. 
Judith Mayor daughter of Thos. Mayor 8 Mar. 

Thos. Barnet and Beatrice Wisbich 29 Oct. 

Henry Wisbich 24 Sept. 
John Samon 17 Oct. 
Judith Mayor 9 Mar. 

1590. Barnham S. Gregory. 

Thos. Burndewode son of Reginald and Isabella Burndewode 29 Nov. 
Margt. Mothershall daughter of Jn. and Joan Mothershall 6 Dec. 

Robt. Coursam alias Brightuppe and Ethelred Penyall 6 July. 
Jn. Mothersall and Joan Reignolde 26 July. 

Sara Coursam alias Brightuppe wife of Robt. Coursam 22 Mar. 
Minister: — Edw. Sterne. 

Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 


ISSO. Baenham St. Martin. 

Barbara Hardehedde daughter of Jn. and Kath. Hardehedde 12 Apr. 
Xtina Garrard daughter of Hen. and Elizh. Garrard 31 May. 
Elizh. Grenegresse daughter of Robt. and Elizh. Grenegresse 20 Nov. 
Thos. Larlynge son of Thos. and Ellen Larlynge 6 Jan. 
Susan Beddeforde daughter of Jn. and Ellen Beddeforde 21 Mar. 

Vicent Gunnethorpe and Ethedreda Gardener 14 June. 
Thos. Larlynge and Ellen Buller 8 June. 
Roger Beddeforde and Susan Weeks 4 Oct. 
Jn. Forbodde and Kath. Cowper 14 Oct. 
Leonard Hargrave and Margt. B. [ — ] widow 30 Nov. 

Alexander Cooke 20 Mar. 

Susan Gardenham daughter of Jn. Gardenham 4 Julj\ 
Jn. Buller brother of Henry Buller 16 Jan. 
Thos. Snowe alias Fuller 20 Feb. 



Elizh. Croune 20 Sept. 

Xppfer Coldam 7 Feb. 

Agnes Gilburd 7 Feb. 

Mary Carter 10 Feb. 

John Daye 7 Mar. 


Jn. Carman and Margt. Hakes 6 Nov. 

f&#. Barrow. 

Roger Heigh am son of Clement and Anne Heigham 8 Apr. 
Raphe Prieke son of Geo. and Ursula Pricke 9 Sept. 
Jone Man daughter of Bcnnet and Mary Man 15 Nov. 
Andrew Hayward son of Andrew and distance Hayward 22 Nov. 
'1 bos, Hiker son of Edw. and Lellyce Baker 22 Nov. 
Bcnnet Howe son of Bcnnet and Anne Howe 27 Nov. 
Edw, Warner son of Edw. and Anne Warner 10 Jan. 
Dorothy Whitfield daughter of Reginald and Anne Whitfield 24 Feb. 
Thos. Bracke son of Francis and Jone Bracke 7 Mar. 

Fiancb Slacke and Margt, Fletcher 24 June. 
( »<o. Painmand and Beatrice Arlington 24 Aug. 
Hen. Fugles and Bridget Frost 6 Sept. 
Jn. Taylor and Elizh. folding 3 Nov. 

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Jn. Cooke jun. 26 June. 
Mary Johnson 27 June. 

Alice Castleton wife of Nicholas Castleton 25 Dec. 
Anne Whitfield wife of Roger Whitfield 21 Mar. 

1590. ' Barton Mills. 

Priscilla Powle daughter of Barnabie and Agnes Powle 19 June. 
Peter Bearnes son of Thos. and Alice Bearnes 29 June. 
Isabell Bearnes daughter of Thos. and Alice Bearnes 29 June. 
Abigail Howlett daughter of Hen. and Bridget Howlett 16 Aug. 
Kath. Leggatt daughter of Jn. and Alice Leggatt 11 Oct. 
Amye Walker daughter of Jeffrey and Elizh. Walker 1 Nov. 
Abraham Bucke son of Abraham and Cicely Bucke 20 Dec. 
Rich. Hailett son of Jeffrey and Avis Hailett 3 Jan. 
Wm. Fail cliff son of [ — ] iene and Mary [ — ] Faircliff [ — ]. 
Mary King daughter of William and Margt. King. 28 Feb. 

Jeffrey Hailett and Avis [ — ] 26 Nov. 

Margt. Williamson 18 May. 
Alice Sewell 24 Feb. 
Joan Atherton 8 Mar. 
Jn. Hammon 12 Apr. 
Mary King daughter of Wm. and Margt. King 12 Apr. 

1690. Bradfield Combust. 

Elizh. Curbie daughter of Wm. Curbie 4 Oct. 
Elizh. Wiat daughter of Hen. Wiat 24 Feb. 
Chws. — Jn. Gooderich. 
Jn. Casone. 
1590. Braiseworth. 

Rebecca Strutt daughter of Thos. and Margt. Strutt 17 Jan. 
Edm. lluggen son of Alex, and Elizh. Huggen 9 Feb. 
Chws. — Thos. Nunne. 

Wm. Dickonson. 

1590. Brandon Ferry. 

Elizh. Duffeld daughter of Jas. Duffeld 21 Apr. 
Luke Godfreye son of Jn. Godfreye 1 June. 

Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 


Jn. Myles son of Osbourne Myles 14 June! 
Edm. Woods son of Anthony Woods 21 June. 
Ambrose Long son of Jn. Long 19 July. 
Anne Plesants daughter of Thos. Plesants gent. 29 July. 
Thos. Etonfild son of Adam Etonfild 9 Aug. 
Elizh. Long daughter of Thos. Long 11 Aug. 
Elizh. Boulter daughter of Audrye Boulter 21 Aug. 
Ellin Cootes daughter of Wm. Cootes 31 Aug. 
Margt. Colman daughter of Hen. Colman 4 Oct. 
Margt. Tanne daughter of Thos. Tanne 18 Oct. 
Edw. Rombilow son of Edw. Rombilow 15 Nov. 
Grissill Capp daughter of Win. Capp 6 Dec. 
Anne Chrispe daughter of Thos. Chrispe 6 Dec. 
Joan Boulter daughter of Jeffrey Boulter 26 Dec. 
Jas. Sextin son of Thos. Sextin 1 Jan. 
Wm. Crosse son of Jn. Crosse 28 Feb. 
Elizh. Belday daughter of Raffe 28 May. 

Robt. Borough and Susan Solle 26 Apr. 
Wm. Capp and Margt. Hannington 29 Apr. 
Edm. Fytt and Gabriel Cele 14 May. 
Edm. Barrett and Emma Mower 23 Aug. 
Jn. Colman and Jane Roynes 24 Aug. 
Thos. Cowerd and Amy Whidbye 4 Oct. 
Jn. Marchall and Mary Tompson 15 Nov. 
Walter Smithe and Alice Housse 17 Jan. 

Jn. Abell 15 Aug. 
Margt. Tylbrooke 18 Aug. 
Klizh. Boulter 22 Aug. 
Klin Cootes 31 Oct. 
Jn. Hobson 29 Nov. 
Edw. Rombelow 25 Dec. 
Ambrose Long 25 Dec. 
Orissell Capp 25 Jan. 
Grace Houghcrafte 4 Feb. 
George Sarworth 25 Mar. 

°^0. Brockley. 

Alice Coppin daughter of Rich. Coppin 2 Sept. 
Edm. Hibble son of Thos. Hibble 27 Sept. 
Thos. Gait son of Robt. Gait 4 Oct. 
Rose Malm daughter of Jn. Mahn 11 Oct. 

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Robt. Nuhman son of Rich. Nubman 25 Oct. 

Thos. Coppin son of Jn. Coppin 22 Nov. 

Barbara Stephan daughter of Robt. Stephan 22 Nov. 

Robt. Larkin and Agnes Albon 29 Sept. 
Rich. Cleeve and Anne Wright 5 Nov. 
Jn. Nailer and Prudence Barbar 3 Jan. 

Thos. Ussher 21 Oct. 
Thos. Gait, 18 Nov. 
Edm. Hibble 2 Dec. 

1590. Brome. 

Nicholas Lillystone son of Peter Lill} T stone 25 Mar. 
Mathusala Flatman son of Jacob and Joan Flatman 9 Aug. 
Margt. Weston daughter of Robt. and Dorothy Weston 22 Nov. 

Jn. Frier and Jone Gent 13 Apr. 
Xpofer Fayerellis and Mary Fransome 9 May. 

Edm. Walker 24 May. 
Thos. Palmer 24 May. 

1690. BURGATE. 

Alice Heme daughter of Hen. and Alice Heme 5 Apr. 
Josias Langham son of Roger Langham 9 Apr. 
Thos. Smeare son of Nich. Smeare 10 May. 
Susan Langham daughter of Stephen Langham 21 June. 
Sarah Lceder daughter of Rich. Leeder 1 Nov. 
Bridget Wrythocke daughter of Jn. Wrythocke 18 Nov. 
Nisall Midclton son of Wm. and Grace Midelton 14 Feb. 
Anne Goddard daughter of Jn. Goddard 28 Feb. 

Thos. Newman and Joan Hingeams 27 Apr. 
Joseph Moulton and Juliana Rodwell widow 15 Oct. 

Robt. Moris infant of Wm. Moris 27 July. 

1590. Buxhall. 

Wm. Goldinge son of Jn. and Edith Goldinge 25 Mar. 
Umfrey Bridges son of Jane Bridges G May. 

Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 101 

Edw. Churche son of Wm. Churche 26 Apr. 

Edm. Leache son of Rich. Leache 12 Jan. 

Beatrice Rudland daughter of Steph. Rudland 17 Jan. 

Susan Moore daughter of Jn. Moore 24 Feb. 

Abigail Wade daughter of Jn. Wade 14 Feb. 

Winifred Bond daughter of Wm. Bond 14 Feb. 

Edw. Kettle son of Jn. Kettle 14 Mar. 

Jane Salter 9 Apr. 

Dorothy Beamice 7 May. 

1590. Cavenham. 

Mary Taubut daughter of Jn. and Elizh. Taubut 16 May. 
Margt. Paman daughter of Jn. and Jane Paman 11 Nov. 
Mary Simon daughter of Hen. and Joan Simon 20 Dec. 
Thos. Halstead son of Jn. and Margt. llalstead 28 Dec. 
Frances Byggs daughter of Ralph and Parnell Byggs 2 Feb. 
Jas. Cosin son of Hen. and Joan Cosin 28 Mar. 
Susan Powlinge daughter of Stephen and Marion Powlinge 5 Apr. 

Jn. Gathercole and Margt. Egle 28 June. 

Mary Taubut 15 Oct. 
Wm. Reikell vicar of Cavenham 12 Jan. 
Jone Simonde 22 Mar. 
Olive Page widow 3 Apr. 

1£>00. Chedburgh. 


Naomi Hunt daughter of Luke Hunt 6 Sept. 

tS90.* Chevington. 

Kobt. Paman son of Thos. Paman 5 July. 
Wm. Cooke son of Wm. Cooke 19 July. 
Mary Norman daughter of Robt. Norman 6 Sept. 
1 bos. Troughton son of Thos. Troughton 4 Oct. 
Jn. Johnson son of Wm. Johnson 18 Oct. 
Hen. Wimark son of Hen. Wimark 25 Oct. 
Mary Mosse daughter of Hen. Mosse 5 Nov. 
Mary Ivees daughter of Thos. Ivees 14 Mar. 

•These two bills are both in bundle for year 1590, one is probably for year 

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Thos. Iveves and Joan Boraham 26 July. 
Rich. Pavyes and Mary Anne Drapley 17 Nov. 

Elizh. Norman widow 26 May. 
Beatrice Smythe wife of Jn. Smythe 2 June. 
Isabel Pooddaye widow 21 Oct. 
Martha Talbotte daughter of Robt. Talbotte 10 Feb. 

1590.* Chevington. 


Grisell Robinson 1 May. 
Robt. Wright 6 Sept, 
Edw. Norbene 24 Jan. 
Alice Hockley 31 Jan. 
Wm. Bradwell 19 Mar. 

Rich. Isbell and Alice Haselwode 29 June. 
Mr. Hen. Rewse and Xtian Sayer 4 July. 
Rich. Byworth and Frances Spenser 22 Oct. 
Mr. Robt. Gynner and Margt. Hudsonne 4 Feb. 

Anne Stanton widow 19 Dec. 
Unica Bradwell 21 Feb. 
Alice Tebold wife of Martin Tebold 27 Feb. 
Thos. Woode 27 Feb. 
Henry Cappes 27 Feb. 


1590. Chippenham. 

Thos. Clement son of Robt, Clement 25 Mar. 
Thos. Eaton son of Barnard Eaton 5 Apr. 
Robt. Tailor son of Robt, Tailor 3 Apr. 
Jasper Allin son of Nich. Allin 4 Oct. 
Margt. Rowning daughter of Jn. Rowning jun. 7 Feb. 

Helenor Sare wife of Laur. Sare 28 Mar. 
Wm. Clement son of Jas. Clement 16 Apr. 
Jn. Halls 30 June. 
Thos. Jellibrand 16 Mar. 

* These two bills are both in bundle for year 1590, one is probably for year 

Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths for 1590 103 

1590. CmsES. 

Elizh Wood daughter of Jn. Wm 2S Mar. 
Roger Kinge son of Jn. Kinge J£ Apr. 
Mary Colman daughter of Wk. raiman 3 May. 
Robt. Poole son of Edw. Poole 31 May. 
Tomasine Tricker daughter of Ean. Tricker 10 May. 
Martha Tricker daughter of Tb:& Tricker 14 June. 
Susan Adgor daughter of Geo. A omr 28 June. 
Lockwood Garrard son of Lymtn Garrard 20 Sept. 
Edm. Adgor son of Edm. Adgcr * Oct. 
Wm. Goodine son of Robt. Gocdnfi 10 Oct. 
Thos. Trappet son of Francis Tappet 1 Nov. 
Robt. Poley son of Edm. Poley S.0 Jan. 
Thos. Thorpe son of Wm. Thor^ 10 Jan. 
Robt. Cooke son of Thos. Cook; " Feb. 
Geo. Couper son of Geo. Coupe: L4 Mar. 


Margt. Blanckon wife of Edw. Kaackon 14 Oct. 

Joan Humfrey daughter of Wm ftumfrey 20 Nov. 

Jn. Posford son of Jn. Posford 9 Feb. 

Beatrice More wife of Hen. Mo« l3 Feb. 

Mary Lockwood daughter of E:" • Lockwood 2 Mar. 

Elizh. Couper daughter of Jn. Cc ./vr 10 Mar. 

ioOO. QoRON. 


Susan Geldersleeve daughter of Win. and Alice Geldersleeve 12 Apr. 
Jane Baldwen daugliter of DanL Baldwen alias Smith 13 Sept. 
Margt. Rose daughter of Wm. aiivi Martha Rose 27 Oct. 
Mary Wellebe daughter of Edw. and Susan Wellebe gentw.14 Jan. 
Rich. Holbroke son of Rich, and Joan Holbroke 21 Mar. 


Rich. Tunner of Battisford s. m. and Afrie Grene s. w. 28 Oct. 

Roger Pokes s. m. and Sarah Turner s. w. 21 Nov. 

Thos. Symcot and Prudence Brooke gentlewoman. 17 Dec. 

Jone Hurt widow 12 Aug. 
Margt, Walton widow 13 Aug. 
Jn. Tyrrell esq. 22 Oct. 

°^' Creeting All Saints. 

Thos. Baldrye son of Jn. Baldrye 28 Apr. 


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Edm. Baker son of Wm. Baker 6 Oct. 

Robt. Daye 30 Nov. 

Elizh. Payne daughter of Isaac Payne 24 Jan. 

Rafe Woodye 14 Nov. 

Martha Cooke 21 Mar. 

Jas. Woodye and Edith Garnam 25 June-. 

Jn. Felix 27 Mar. 

Philip Blomfield 30 Mar. 

Jn. Calye 10 Aug. 

Isaac Paine 12 Sept. 

Wm. Paine 28 Oct. 

Robt. Daye 30 Nov. 

Mary Clayton 20 Feb. 

Nicholas Blomfield 19 Mar. 

1590. Culford. 

Abigail Goddarde daughter of Thos. Goddarde 9 July. 

Anthony Hall and Denys Gayforde [ — ] Sept. 
Thos. Goddard and Frances Buxstone [ — ] Oct. 

Rich. Boydene 23 Dec. 

NTathl. Browne 9 Jan. 

1590. Debden. 

Jn. Orwell son of Rich. Orwell 17 Sept. 
Thos. Seffary son of Thos. Seffary 28 Oct. 
Anne Buries daughter of Thos. Buries gent. 22 Nov. 
Jeremy Pine son of Stephen Pine gent. 13 Dec. 

Nich. Barrow and Elizh. Cardock 15 Oct. 

Jn. Orwell son of Rich. Orwell 30 Oct. 
Jn. Linge 21 Mar. 

1590. Elden. 

Jn. Baker son of Jn. Baker 30 May. 
Robt. Manion son of Robt. Manion 2 Aug. 
Hen. Neaff and Jn. Neaff sons of Jn. Neaff 5 Aug. 



Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 105 

Robt. Callowe son of Wm. Callowe 22 Sept. 
Judith Watts daughter of Richard Watts 29 Nov. 
Walter Downing son of Jas. Downing 27 Mar. 
Jn. Chapman son of Jn. Chapman 28 Mar. 

Cuthbert Laborne and Agnes Harper widow 11 May 
Jn. Chapman and Agnes Nuttall 1 Nov. 

Jn. Fisher, parson of Elden 5 Aug. 
Chws. — Hen. David. 
Robt. Baker. 
Parson: — Mr. Hunston. 

U90. Elmswell. 

Thos. Hattfelde son of Lawr. and Joan Hattfelde 20 Apr. 
Jn. Crowe son of Jas. and Alice Crowe 17 May. 
Giles Jarmin son of Giles and Anne Jarmin 28 May. 
Thos. Adkin son of Jn. and Margy. Adkin 31 May. 
Margy. Buckle daughter of Jn. and Anne Buckle 23 June. 
Margt. Rooe daughter of Thos. and Anne Rooe 7 July. 
Margt. Hoye daughter of Rich, and Elizh. Hoye 25 July. 
Thos. Roose son of Edm. and Margt. Roose 9 Aug. 
Kmma Chawnor daughter of Francis and Emma Chawnor 20 Dec. 
Jas. Bumsted and Nathl. sons of Thos. and Margt. Bumsted G Jan. 
Jude Birde daughter of Thos. and Anis Birde 17 Jan. 

Anthony Seggell and Dorothy Butler 21 Apr. 
Jn. Rooe son of Robt. Rooe sen. and Jane Harpun 24 June. 
Jn. Write of Bradfield and Anne Rooe daughter of Robt. Rooe sen. 9 Feb, 
Wm. Sarby and Margt. Gyllingham 9 Feb. 

Giles Jarmin son of Giles and Anne Jarmin 6 Sept. 
Jane Rooe wife of Jn. Rooe 3 Jan. 
Jas. Bumsted 13 Jan. 
Nathl. Bumsted 16 Jan. 


Alice Rookewood daughter of Mr. Edw. Rookewood 10 Jan. 
Alice Hardhead daughter of Hen. Hardhead 10 Jan. 
Questmen:— Henry Tym. . 
Jn. Palmer. 


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1690. Eye. 


Jas. Clarke son of Jas. Clarke 16 Apr. 
Robt. Terold son of Wm. Terold 19 Apr. 
Thos. London son of Thos. London 3 May. 
Grace Pretty daughter of Thos. Pretty tailor 10 May. 
Bridgt. Pawle daughter of Nich. Pawle (dec.) 10 May. 
Jn. Everson son of Robert Everson 24 May. 
Francis Bredstreet son of Wm. Bredstreet 28 May. 
Margy. Collin daughter of Jas. Collin 6 June. 
Robt. Knevet son of Humph Knevet 28 June. 
Wingfield Honnings son of Edw. Homiings esq. 5 July. 
Thos. Brampton son of Thos. Brampton 10 Aug. 
Christen Griffen daughter of Wm. Griffen a traveller 21 Aug. 
Grace Quintin daughter of Adam Quintin 22 Aug. 
Elizh. Brown daughter of Thos. Brown joiner 23 Aug. 
Zackary Feild, son of Jn. Feild 30 Aug. 
Grace Manbye daughter of Hen. Manbye 19 Sept. 
Thos. Neale son of Nich. Neale 27 Sept. 
Hen. Heartwell son of Wm. Heart well 3 Oct. 
Rich. Tirrett son of Jn. Tirrett 11 Oct. 
Frances Lomax daughter of Laur. Lomax 12 Nov. 
Grace Jennour daughter of Edw. Jennour 14 Nov. 
Bridget Palmer daughter of Thos. Palmer 29 Nov. 
Symon Burton sod of Jn. Burton 6 Dec. 
Ellin Clark daughter of Hen. Clark 6 Dec. 
Mary Peake daughter of Wm. Peake 23 Dec. 
Nicholas Barkar son of Nich. Barkar 27 Dec. 
Thos. Mawling son of Jas. Mawling 2S Dec. 
. Jn. Gislinghain son of Nich. Gislingham 28 Jan. 
Jas. Fannor son of Thos. Fannor 23 Feb. 
Mirable Balls daughter of Anthony Balls 7 Feb. 
Margt. Roberts daughter of Jn. Roberts 13 Mar. 

Wm. Thurston and Ann Hazell 10 May; 
Jn. Rosier and Amye Thro war 8 June. 
Hen. Manbye and Elizh. Cake 21 June. 
Wm. Wiseman and Anne Eliot 16 Aug. 
Edw. Fayrchild and Jone English 1 Sept. 
Wm. Brooke and Abree Dodson 13 Oct. 
Anthony Barker jun. and Dorothy Debenham 10 Nov. 
Wm. Love and Rose Pawle 17 Nov. 
Thos. Brown and Alice Williams 30 Nov. 

Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 107 

Anthony Self son of Anthony Self jun. 10 Apr. 
The son of Wm. Langley 21 June. 
Anne Cooke daughter of Wm. Cooke 14 July. 
Jone Knevett daughter of Humfrey Knevett 11 Aug. 
Robt. Codman 30 Aug. 
Thos. Brown the carpenter's wife 13 Sept. 
Nich. Downing son of Thos. Downing 24 Sept. 
The wife of Hen. Grey sen. 13 Oct. 
An old man found dead in the Castle Yard 7 Nov. 
Marion Flegg widow 9 Dec. 
Margt. Fanner an old woman 6 Jan. 
Bridget Palmer daughter of Thos. Palmer 13 Feb. 
Ursula Barker daughter of Anthony Barker jun 7 Feb. 
Marian Porter an old woman 10 Mar. 
Jn. Everson son of Robt Everson 1 June. 

1690. Felsham. 

Jn. Gybbon son of Jn. Gybbon 21 June. 
Robt. Skarpe son of Anthony Skarpe 3 Aug. 
Jn. Cocksedge son of Jn. Cocksedge 15 Sept. 
Hen. Stanton son of Jn. Stanton 20 Sept. 
Julian Bennit daughter of Hugh Bennit 20 Sept. 
Martha Warner daughter of Robt. Warner 11 Oct. 
Adam Hoddy son of Walter Hoddy 14 Dec. 

Anthony Hornsbye and Dorothy Browne 19 Oct. 
Robt. Firman and Grace Nune 25 Nov. 
Edm. Salter and Bridget Neave 16 Dec. 

Jane Gybbon daughter of Jn. Gybbon 14 Aug. 
Alice Skarpe daughter of Jn. Skarpe 8 Jan. 



Anne Etheredge daughter of Jn. Etheredge alias James and Anne 

Etheredge bora 8 Aug. bap. 9 Aug. 
Elizh. Manser daughter of Walter Manser 30 Aug. 
Anne Freeman daughter of Edm. Freeman 25 Oct. 
1 hos. Davies son of Thos. Davies a wayfaring man 10 Jan. 
Klizh. Harte daughter of Jas. Harte 24 Jan. 
Emma Wyxe daughter of Symon Wyxe 7 Mar. 


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Wm. Betts son of Jn. Betts 14 Mar. 

Mary Wyther daughter of Jn. Wyther 5 Apr. 

Win. Snellinge and Elizh. Lownes 27 Jan. 
Rich. Barker and Elizh. Chambers 5 Apr. 

Margt. Brett wife of Jn. Brett 24 Aug. 





Thos. Dethe 5 Apr. 
Rich. Houze 6 May. 
Thos. Fawcet 19 July. 
Mary Ransdale 19 July. 
Anne Lytster 9 Aug. 
Giles Bredge 16 Aug. 
Margt. Crowe 13 Sept. 
Mary Cornwall 4 Oct. 
Elizh. Lowe 1 Nov. 
Robt. Smythe 8 Nov. 
Margt. Grayne 22 Nov. 
Joan Grayne 3 Jan. 
Elizh. Bayliffe 10 Jan. 
Philip Tayler 8 Feb. 
Anne Tayler 8 Feb. 
Elizh. Largeant 15 Feb. 
Francys Varnon 28 Feb. 

Antony Twysletun and Alice Watson 30 Apr. 
Robt. Clarke and Elizh. Scot 8 June. 
Lawr. Mooseley and Martha Chalowell 29 July. 
Xpofer Lyster and Elizh. Bassett 30 Aug. 
Harry Tayler and Anne Archer 16 Jan. 

Jn. Deene 3 Apr. 
Rich. Houze 7 May. 
Edm. Colsun 16 June. 
Rich. Peeke 18 June. 
Mother Hawker 19 Aug. 
Jn. Grayne Wyndall 24 Sept. 
Andr. Yardley 15 Oct, 
Thos. Fawcett 19 Nov. 
Thos. Seyes 1 Dec. 




Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths j«r 1-590 


Wm. Grayne 7 Dec. 
Rich. Tanner 16 Dec. 
Margt. Grayne 4 Jan. 
Elizh. Fawcett 8 Jan. 
Father Poole 10 Jan. 
A wayfaring man 11 Jan. 
Annes Jhonsun 18 Jan. 
Lewis Jhonsun 11 Feb. 
Harry Tayler 15 Feb. 
Robt. Johnsun 15 Feb. 
Philip Tayler 18 Feb. 
Mary Cornewell 20 Feb. 


Mary Breadlaye 22 Nov. 
Anie Hanyensbe 24 Jan. 

Edw. Wilson 10 Apr. 
Elizh. Swtell 23 Aug. 
Michael Bunstead 19 Dec. 



1590. Great Barton. 

Edm. Summer son of Nath. and Elizh. Summer b M*>". 
Harry Spalding son of Wm. and Elizh. Spalding 10 May. 
Robt. Janninge son of Harry and Jane Janninge lb CViu 
Thos. Crosse son of Jn. Crosse 27 Feb. 

Anthonie Smythe and Anne Gypes 2 July. 

Margt. Nutte daughter of Wm. Nutte 26 Oct. 
Ch ws:— Edmund Baxter. 
Edmund Nutte. 

'^0* Grea Finborough 

Agnes Couper daughter of W r m. Couper 31 May. 
Elizh. Hall, 19 July. 
Winifred Laynsdale daughter of Thos. Laynsdalo S Nov 

Wm. Jove and Myra Blosmith 18 July. 
n m. Maye and Margt. Sawne widow 13 Sept. 


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Rich. Hine and Joan Howlet 5 Oct. 
Jn. Myller and Alldrie Pickover 1 Nov. 

Margt. Hunt widow 23 Dec. 
Peter Ockely sen. 14 Jan. 

1690. Hargrave. 


Wm. Cocket son of Thos. and Mary Cocket 21 June. 

Mary Austen daughter of Thos. and Mary Austen 28 June. 

Susan Eaton daughter of Wm. and Agnes Eaton 2 Aug. 

Rich. Lyinmer son of Jn. and Margt. Lymmer 27 Jan. 

Elizh. Fletcher daughter of Jn. and Anne Fletcher 14 Feb. 

Edm. Pricke son of Wm. and Joan Pricke 7 Mar. 

Martha Newberrye daughter of Wm. and Cath. Newberrye 7 Mar. 

Robt. Lewes and Agnes Heare widow 2 May. 

Robt. Cricke 10 Aug. 
Thos. Hurry 8 Dec. 
Margt. Purcasse widow 10 Dec. 

(To be continued.) 


Edw. Syer and Myrable Burow 6 Oct. 
Jn. Maner and Alice Marowe 11 Oct. 
Robt. Goodrych and Susan Syer 12 Nov. 

Jn. Hoggen 25 Dec. 
Rich. Maye 16 Mar. 


1590. Great Thurlow. 

Robt. Chinery son of Robt. Chinery 13 May. 
Jn. Butcher son of Rich. Butcher 6 Oct. 
Susan Rand daughter of Jn. Rand 19 Nov. 
Robt. Stebbing son of Robt. Stebbing 10 Jan. 






Printed on page 42, December issue 

Charles Fleming Mcintosh, Esq., of Norfolk, Va., con- 
tributes the following Beale pedigree, and writes: 

" I immediately recognized some of the names subscribed 
to the oath of allegiance to be Virginians. The names 
affixed to the document have a strong Virginia flavor, and 
that almost all of them were Virginians I have no doubt, 
certainly similar names are to be found in Virginia at that 
period. Traverer Beale, a subscriber, was formerly of 
Chestnut Hill, Richmond County, and was a brother of 
Capt. William Beale of that place. Traverer Beale re- 
moved to Orange County, and was a delegate from Shenan- 
doah in 1781. 

" I have seen similar papers, oaths of allegiance, in Vir- 
ginia, and I am almost positive there is one recorded in 
the Clerk's office of Norfolk County at Portsmouth." 


of the Council of State 1GG2, a Major 
in 16G1 and on York County Court, 
(Va.), Hampton Parish 1658. 


of Chestnut Hill, Richmond County, 
^a., Tombstone 1679. Arms same 
as Beale of Norfolk, England. 

dau. of Col. William Gooch of the 
Council. Tombstone 1655. 


torn 1075; of Richmond County, Va. 
Will 1729. 

born March 25, 1681/2, dau. of John 
and Eliz* Traverer. Will 1729. 

of Chestnut Hill, Richmond Co.,Va., 
later of Orange Co. and delegate from 
Hcnandoah 1781. 


of Richmond Co., Va. Will dated 
1776, proved 1778. Was he mar- 
ried 1729? 


Married 1771. 



In the" December number of Man (London), appears 
an interesting discussion concerning the Keltic and Teu- 
tonic contributions to the English people. A portion 
of this paper is reprinted below. The entire article, as 
well as that by M. du Cailland in the September issue, 
will prove interesting reading for Americans. There is, 
of course, a much larger representation of the French 
people in America than in Great Britain; just as a large 
number of American families derive descent from emi- 
grants from some of the German states, as many American 
names testify, although to accuse an American of being a 
"German" simply because one or more of his perhaps 
several score or several hundred American born ancestors 
happened to be a German emigrant, or perhaps a Dutch- 
man or Swede with a German name, would indeed be " rub- 
bing it in." 

The British and French Nationalities. 
By H. R. Hall, M.A., F.S.A. 

In the September number of Man, M. F. Romanet du Cail- 
laud publishes an article entitled "De l'identite des races qui 
ont form6 les nationalites britannique et frangaise," which 
seem to call for some comment. 

M. Romanet du Caillaud states that a certain " Herr Professor," 
whom he does not name, writes that because most (sic) of our 
Ministers are of Keltic origin, this is a war of Kelts and Slavs 
against Germans. 

Now, one is interested in trying to find out what one is, whatever 
it may be. Probably, for example, an East Anglian is a purer 
Teuton than many a German, as no "German" who lives east of 
the Elbe can claim to be anything else than a Wend or a Lett, 
or a cross between the two, and there is no "German" of the 




The Teutonic Elements in the English Race 113 

Rhineland or the Bavarian plains but has plenty of Keltic blood 
in him. Only the people from Holstein through Westphalia and 
Hessen to Swabia can claim to be pure Teutons, so far as I know. 

But, though it is interesting to know, what does it matter 
what one's forefathers were? They were what they were. 
M. du Caillaud, however, seems to think that it does matter, 
for while showing that we are partially Teutons, in order to 
confound the "Herr Professor" who says we are Kelts, he at 
the same time kindly tries to prove that we are not so very 
Teutonic after all, not more so, indeed, than the French,' who are 
not all Kelts themselves. 

M. du Caillaud appears to think that the English language 
is mostly French, and the British race predominantly Keltic. 
What are the facts? Let us take race first. 

Apparently, M. du Caillaud divides western Europe racially 
between Kelts and Thiudiscs (Germans) alone. He forgets the 
pre-Kelts in both France and Britain. What does he mean by 
"le type celtique," which "d6ja regne presque absolument en 
Ecosse, en Irlande et dans le Pays de Galles," and "tend 
a predominer parmi la population de l'Angleterre proprement 
elite"? What is this "Keltic type"? Is it dark or fair, short 
or long, lank-haired or curly, grey-eyed or brown? We will 
leave the blue eyes to the Teutons, to whom I do really think 
they belong. If it is dark and brown-eyed, what right has 
M. du Caillaud to call it Keltic at all? Had Ireland no Firbolgs, 
Wales no Silures? In Ireland are Firbolg, Tuatha da-Danaan, 
and Milesian all Kelts? For most of us who are not either poets 
or journalists the Kelt is the old Gaul, big, rufous-blond, grey- 
eyed, and heavy-browed; the slight, dark-eyed, darkrhaired 
"brunet" people, whom the poets seem to think are Kelts, 
*rc really pre-Kelts, Iberians, Mediterraneans, or what you 
frill, while the Teuton is tall, flaxen-blond, blue-eyed, and smooth- 

In England the first and third types are very much mixed. 
The second stands out by itself. So M. Caillaud probably 
means, this type, which cannot be Keltic at all. And if he does 
mean this dark type, I absolutely deny that it either reigns 
n'most absolutely in Scotland (shade of the lassie with those dread- 
ful German lint-white locks!) or tends to predominate in England. 
As I look about me it does not. But I leave myself to be cor- 

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rected (by Dr. Deniker, for instance) if I am wrong. If M. du 
Caillaud means the Gaulish type, I think it would be hard now- 
adays to distinguish it from the Teutonic in a crowd of emi- 

And how about the Scot with the high cheek-bones? Is he a 
Pict? M. du Caillaud has forgotten the Picts. 

Our types are very mixed, but neither the pre-Keltic nor the 
true Keltic types, nor both together, are in any sense predom- 
inant, even in Ireland, where there is, of course, much Teutonic 
(Scandinavian and English) blood. We British are partly 
Keltic in blood, no doubt. The English (among whom I, of 
course, reckon the " Lowland Scots" of Lothian) have some 
Keltic blood. But that is the most that can be said for M. du 
Caillaud's racial thesis. 

Now as to language. Here there is no room for theory. But 
M. du Caillaud makes some remarkable statements about the 
English tongue, which, he seems to think, is a kind of bastard 

To begin with, I think he exaggerates the length of time that 
French was spoken in England after the style of Stratford-at- 
Bow, and so implicitly exaggerates its influence here. He says 
that French was the language of the Court practically till the 
coming of the Tudors. I doubt it. Edward III spoke French 
habitually, no doubt; but did Edward IV? Nay, sikerly, for 
it is well knowen he did not so do. I beseke yow, Sir Fransch- 
man, that ye will give me youre autoryte, at youre discrecyon, 
as ye are iboundc to do! 

M. du Caillaud does not end the Plantagenets with Richard II, 
which he could rightly do. He says, "Aux Plantagenests suc- 
c6da un de leurs descendants par les femmes, lequel 6tait de 
race celtique, Henry Tudowr." 

Notice the "race celtique," a happy touch! Harry Tydder 
was a Welshman chiefly, no doubt, and was none the worse for 
that. M. du Caillaud has no occasion to go on to the Stuarts, 
or he would probably say that they too were of Keltic race, 
because they were Scotch. That, however, would not hold, as 
I believe the}' were Lowland "Scots," and, therefore, English, 
and so probably mostly Teutonic in race. 

Anyhow, he obviously ends the Plantagenets with Richard 
III, not Richard II. 


The Teutonic Elements in the English Race 115 

This Teutonic character of the English language is, no doubt, 
inappropriate at the; present juncture, and may by our French 
allies be regarded as a deplorable error of taste on our part; 
but we may plead that it is not our fault but that of our horrid 
forefathers, and it cannot be helped now. C'est dommage, sans 
doule, from the French point of view, but there it is. Let not M. 
du Caillaud misunderstand me. There is much the same blood 
in France and in Britain, and in the Rhineland too. The Teuton 
is in all three, and the Kelt, and (I add) the pre-Kelt. Britain, 
as a whole, no doubt, is populated by the same races as France, 
and as both possess Teutonic elements, we can both laugh at 
the half Kelto-Slavic German who says we are all Kelts and he 
is all Teuton. But it is no good minimizing the Teutonic ele- 
ment here. The Teuton came to stay in England when Hengist 
and Horsa came, and here he made a far deeper mark than he 
did in France. Wherefore his tongue is the English which I 
am writing. With the exception of a few words, like " guerre" 
and "auberge," it is not the tongue which M. du Caillaud speaks 
and writes. So that we are not exactly on all fours. Our 
language is a Teutonic tongue: not only its skeleton, but its 
blood and its life are Teutonic. Can Shakespeare be translated 
into French? Into German or Danish he can be, and lose, at 
any rate, not enormously. 

I am afraid that the victory of the Teutonic element in our 
language (which M. du Caillaud not only tries to discount, 
but actually endeavors to turn into something like a defeat), and 
the real complete defeat of the Teutonic element in French, can 
only mean that in England the Teutonic racial element was and 
is far greater than in France. One cannot forswear one's fore- 
elders, although one may be at war with the partially-Teutonic 
Prussian empire. So that we must be content to be far more 
Teutonic than the French, in spite of M. du Caillaud's well- 
meant effort. 

It is curious to see how at the present juncture people are 
anxious to forswear their forefathers. One knows very well the 
type that enthuses over everything "Celtic" (pronounced "Sel- 
wck"), and will express to you its delight over, for instance, 
the "Seltick" character of the English Lake District, especially 
the beautiful Keltic mountain names, such as Helvellyn, for 
instance. When one objects that, as a matter of fact, most of 



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the Cumberland and Westmorland mountain names are Teu- 
tonic, including, probably, Helvellyn, one is greeted with horror- 
struck incredulity. The terrible blow may be softened by the 
explanation that they are not "German" names, but Scandi- 
navian, and specifically Norwegian. There are plenty of Keltic- 
names in Cumberland (itself the Cymmer-land) one knows, 
such as Ravenglass (yr afon glas) by the blue sea, and, one sii{>- 
poses, such poetic and pretty names as Glaramara and Blen- 
cathara. But I will not resign all the "pretty" names to the 
Kelts, for Helvellyn surely is good Norsk. Sea wf ell (Skagfjaell), 
Wansfell (Wodan's-fell), Coniston (Koningstun), Hawkshead 
(Haakonshoved), Ulfa (ridiculously spelt by the "classical" 
pedants of the early nineteenth century as "Ulpha" — which it 
still unhappily remains — as if there were a Greek <f> in it), and 
the "garths," "thwaites," and "forses" are sufficient answer 
to the unknowing folk who will make the Lake district (maxima 
mansio Danorum, as John Fordun calls it*) wholly Keltic. What 
a magnificent ignorance it was that spelt fors, the North-English 
name for a waterfall, as "force," as if it were the French word 
"force"! On account of the force of the water, no doubt! 
The English word is the same as the Norwegian fors, the modern 
Dano-Norwegian foss. Danish has dropped the r, while the 
North country English has kept it, like Swedish and the Norsk 

One often meets with the same misguided belief with regard 
to personal names. Anything "pretty" is Keltic. One grants 
Gladys, which is pure Welsh for "she-bumpkin" (Gwladys), 
but when our "Seltick" enthusiast enthuses over the Keltic 
beauty of the name "Enid" one is entitled to protest. Enid 
is surely pure Anglo-Saxon, and means "Ducky" (German 
Ente). It seems to be as Teutonic as Edith or the hideous 

* He actually writes "Dacorum"; the Danes often became Dacians in the 
old writers. The Cumberland Teutons were, of course, not Danes, but Nor- 
wegians; but Danes and Norwegians were all one to the English of the tenth 
century. We, however, see that the settlers in the Lincolnshire and York- 
shire lands of "thorp" and "by" were Danes, while the men of the "thwaites" 
and "forses" in Cumberland and Westmorland were Norsemen. 

t The mania for pretty names sometimes leads the ignorant into wild exces- 
ses. 1 heard the other day of an unhappy girl who had been christened 
Liliih. What the cleric could have been thinking of who so baptized her one 



The Teutonic Elements in the English Race 117 

After all, we cannot make out everything beautiful in our 
Hands to be Keltic, and everything ugly Teutonic, though one 
is sorely tempted to do so when one observes the present hom- 
icidal mania of our Prussianized cousins over the water, as 
exemplified by the doings of the machines invented by a 
"German" hero bearing the purely Slav name of Zeppelinl 

After all, it is not so many centuries since the Prussian (non- 
Teuton) Pomeranians were offering human sacrifices to Perun 
or Arkona or some other idol, and they seem to be gleefully 
£oing back to the superstitions of their heathen forefathers 
when they make wooden tin-plated images of Hindenburg or of 
a submarine and set them up to worship them.* We English 
christianized the real Germans of Hessen. It was we Teutons 
of this side the sea who sent Wilfrid, hight Boniface, to them, 
the apostle of the Germans. They killed him. So would we 
dearly like in our heart of hearts to kill people who preach dis- 
tasteful truths to us: it is a bad Teutonic characteristic. But 
the good qualities remain, the stedfastness and sang froid which 
the French value now, as we lie like a mass of lead on the German 
Hank. And meanwhile we say to our piratical cousins, as we 
did to those "brothers of Englishmen," the Danes, in the times 
of King Ethelred the Unready: — 

Nor shall ye so softly 
Silver gang to gain; 
Us shall point and edge 
Rather judge between, 
Grim war-play, 
Ere we tribute pay! t 

omuot imagine: but presumably he was as ignorant as her relatives. "Such 
•sweetly pretty name, and so Seltick, don't you think?" (So Keltic, like 
'•'lith, no doubt, which it rhymes with.) The reply that one might just as 
*ul christen a boy Satan or Beelzebub as call a girl Lilith was received 
*i'h the usual English mild astonishment. 

This is a development to be smiled at rather than raged at. There is a 

i,J y of a small girl who asked her mother whether God was really very angry 
^"n the Jews for worshipping and bowing down to the golden calf. "Yes, 

* a *\ said mamma, "of course He was very angry with them." "Huh!" 
r ' J-ned the maiden, "most people would have laughed! " And nothing annoys 
W* modern German more than to be laughed at. 
t From the "Song of the Fight at Maldon." 

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We can assure M. Romanet du Caillaud that, though we are 
not a kind of Frenchman, and really do not want to be regarded 
even as honorary Gauls pro hdc vice, we are fully at one with 
him in his objection to the modern German. But the German 
of 1915 is not the German in his right mind; he is the German 
possessed by the Prussian devil, who is not a Teuton. To the 
old un-Prussianized German — the German in whose existence 
the Americans still seem to believe — one was glad to be related 
almost wholly in language and mostly in race, as we are. 


"One of the notable effects of our present immigration policy is 
seen in the gradual change of the character of population. The 
unrestricted inflow of immigrants directly tends to drive out the 
native stock, which obviously is unable to compete with those 
maintaining a lower standard of living. In Massachusetts the pro- 
portion of native stock gradually has diminished, in part through 
emigration to other States, but largely by failure on account of 
economic causes to reproduce itself. A similar decline has begun 
among those races that made up the bulk of our immigration 
during the greater part of the last century. 

"The foreign element of the population of Massachusetts, ac- 
cording to statistics, constitutes more than 60 p.c. of the total 
population. These figures suggest the price that is being paid 
for unrestricted immigration. 

"Because we see the necessity of restricting immigration, we 
hope the literacy test or some equally effective measure will be 
passed by the next Congress. 

"Evidence continues to accumulate in favor of higher and 
higher standards of medical inspection of immigrants. Of 334 
alien residents who were reported by State officials in New Eng- 
land as public charges on account of mental or physical conditions 
existing prior to landing, very few received medical certificates of 
any sort at the time of arrival. These public charge cases related 
largely to conditions 'whose demonstration at the time of arrival 
calls for careful time consuming mental examinations or organized 
laboratory work/ facilities for which have been conspicuous by 
their absence." — Henry J. Skeffington, Commissioner of Immigra- 
tion at Boston, in his annual report. 


There recently were discovered at Portsmouth, R. I., a 
number of papers of early date which had never been re- 
corded in the town registers, which in Rhode Island em- 
brace a larger number of subjects than in any other state. 
From notes taken while examining these papers, the fol- 
lowing items have been selected: 

1653, 15 Nov., Estate of John Sanford, Sr., of Ports- 
mouth, Inventory filed. "Whereas there were losses John 
Sanford is willing to allow them £25 and Samuel Sanford 
renounces his part in the overplus of the estate, and Mrs. 
Sanford also." Signed by Edward Hutchinson, Jr., Rich- 
ard Borden, Philip Sherman, Edward Fisher, John San- 
ford, Jr., Richard How. 

1670, 29 Jan., Will of Thomas Cooke (who died 1 Feb., 
1670), eldest son of Thomas Cooke late of Portsmouth, 
deceased. To eldest brother, John. Sister Sarah wife of 
Peter Parker. To grandfather Thomas Cooke. Uncle 
John Cook. To Joseph Torrey, Senior. 

1691, 14 Sept., Estate of Zurial Hail; Inventory taken 
by Ichabod Sheffield. 

1670, 12 Oct., Capt. Thomas Cooke of Portsmouth, late 
deceased, left a verbal will. To Thomas Cooke his eldest 
son, and his late deceased widow Thomasin Cooke, said 
Thomas to pay his brothers, John, George, Steven, and 
Ebenezer, and his sisters, Sarah, wife of Peter Parker, 
Mary, wife of Thomas Langford, Elizabeth, Phoebe, and 
Martha, unmarried. 

1670, 12 Oct., Estate of widow Thomasin Cooke. By 
Thomas Cooke, executor of his parents, Thomas and 
Thomasin Cooke, 14 Oct., 1670. 

1712, 23 Oct., Inventory of Mary Mott, widow, by 
Sarah Tripp, executrix. 



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1683, 5, 1 st mo. Inventory of estate of Giles Slocum. 

1677, 22 June. Bond of Christopher Almy of Shrews- 
bury in New Jersey, and Job Almy of Portsmouth, exec- 
utors of estate of William Almy of Portsmouth, deceased. 

Will of William Almy dated 29 Feb., 1676, witnessed 
by Samuel Sanford. Inventory 23 April, 1677. 

The following facts were gleaned from unpublished 
records in the office of the Secretary of State at Providence : 

1709, 27 April. Thomas Rodman to William Ticoe of 
Barbados, planter, four acres in Christ Church, bounded 
north on Col. Richard Bucksmaster, east on Richard Town- 
send, south on John Fawn, west on William Ticoe 

1709, 27 April. John Rodman of Flushing and Thomas 
Rodman of Newport to Francis Adams of Barbadoes, 
merchant, land in Christ Church, bounded south on Phil- 
lip Kerton, west on Francis Adams, north on highway, 
east on Roger Androus. 

Mary Brandrife of Flushing, granddaughter of John 
Rodman of Christ Church, Barbados, names uncle Thomas 
Rodman of Newport, and testifies and assents to the deed. 

1686, 26th 12 mo: Peleg Withington of St. Michaels, 
Barbadoes, makes friends, Weston Clarke and John Green 
of Newport, merchants, his attorneys to collect rents, etc. 

William Withington who was an inhabitant of Newport 
in 1639, disappears from Newport records. The above 
item is therefore of unusual interest. 

1724. Henry Gardiner, aged 80. - 

1725. John Kenyon, aged 68. 

1726. Judgement against Edward Coddington of New- 
port, mariner, for George Lyte and Robert Skelton of St. 
Michaels, Barbadoes. 

1727. Penelope Holway appears as administratrix on 
estate of Benjamin Holway, deceased. 

1728. By will of her husband, land left by him is to 
be divided equally between Elizabeth Mitchell, the widow, 
and five children. 

The Genealogist's Note- Book 121 

1728. John Coddington in account with Samuel Mott 
late of Newport, butcher, now to account to the adminis- 
tratrix of said Mott 

1729. Lawrence Vilet of North Kingstown dying intes- 
tate, Benjamin Tanner is administrator. 

1732, Aug., James Favine, of New York, merchant vs 
John Baptist Vale, resident of Newport, merchant. 

{11720) William Wanton testifies in case of Wanton 
vs. Sheffield, that in 1720 he was in Antego; with Capt. 
Samuel Sheffield and brother Edward Wanton. 

The following items are from Newport, R. I., Probate 

William Banks of the parish of St. Ann, Esq., bequeaths 
to his godson Gershom Walter son of John Walter, Esq., 
500 pounds in money of Jamaica: to my son William 
Banks, and in case of his death without heirs then to the 
heirs male of my brother Dawson, and in failure of such 
heirs to the female heirs of George Dawson begotten on 
the body of my sister Dawson. Gresham Ely of St. Ann, 
Esq., to be executor, and in his absence John Walter, Esq., 
and Thomas Judd, attorney at law. Dated 18 Sept., 1729. 
Witnessed by Lucius Tevenowe, Thomas Grady. Lucius 
Tevenowe swore to the will at Jamaica, April, 1730. 

Gresham Ely, of the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica, Esq., 
whereas William Banks, late of the said island of Jamaica, 
Esq., did on or about the month of October last past 
embark on board the sloop Griffin whereof John Darkin 
was master, in order to transport himself together with 
certain negro slaves, goods, and merchandize to Rhode 
Inland in North America, for recovery of his health, and 
the said Banks some few days after leaving the said parish 
of St. Ann departed this life on board the said sloop. But 
the said sloop with the negro slaves, etc., soon after arrived 
in Rhode Island, and John Darkin, the master, took upon 
himself the management of the slaves, goods, and effects 
of the said William, and whereas before his departure 

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on 18 September last the said William made his will, etc., 
now Gresham Ely makes Joseph Whipple of Rhode Island, 
his attorney, etc., 1730. Witnessed by Alexander Taylor, 
William Hookey. 

Will of Joseph Card of Newport, yeoman, 19 June, 1717. 
To son Elisha Card land on the main road, etc. George 
Blisses' land mentioned. To son Joseph remainder of 
land. To beloved wife, my two sons, and daughters, and 
granddaughters to have stock, to wit: Ann Sesin, Jane 

Sesin, Mary Phillips, Elizabeth Arnold, ine Sesin. 

To grandson Edward Card when 21 years old. 

Inventory filed 17 Oct., 1729; Jane, the widow, men- 
tioned. G. A. M. 

William Seavy, aged about 75 years, deposed that he 
came to New England upon a fishing account at the Isle 
of Shoals, about a year before Capt. Neale went from this 
country to England. Capt. Neale lived in a house in the 
little harbor at Piscataqua, and about a year after this 
deponant came over, which was in the year 1632, Capt. 
Neale went to England, etc. Portsmouth, 3 Sept., 1676. 
Colonial Entry Book, 62: 289. 

From Middlesex and Suffolk, Mass., Court Files. 

John Page, Jr., lately wounded in his Majesty's service, 
has rate abated unless the Selectmen of Groton give good 
cause why it should not be. 21 March, 1692/3. Middle- 
sex Sessions. 

Widow Clements, a poor, blind, crazy woman of Newton 
als. Cambridge Village. March, 1695. Middlesex Sessions. 

William Walker, son of Thomas Walker, to remain as 
apprentice to Sarah Rand, widow of Dr. Thomas Rand. 
March, 1695. Middlesex Sessions. 

Samuel Hills and Sarah Page living together, having 
had a child in March, 1699, claim to have been married 
on 7 January last, "without being legally published." 
Fined 40 shillings. 3 Oct., 1699. Middlesex Sessions. 

The Genealogist's Note- Book 123 

Sarah Richards called daughter in law of Thomas Smith 
Oct., 1694. Middlesex Sessions. 

Hollaway. William Hollaway, aged 12 or 13 years, son 
of Peter and Hannah Letny, apprenticed to Steven Willis, 
Sr., of Medford, about two years ago, was subjected to 
cruel treatment by Willis. 1714/5. 

Elizabeth Rule of Medford names brother Snelling, 
Feb., 1712/3. 

Benjamin Snelling deposed concerning William Holla- 
way, who ran away to Boston. Dorcas Rule names her 
brother Snelling. Middlesex Sessions, File 1715. 

Newhall vs. Sprague. Tamsen Ong of full age. The 
house of Benjamin Wade at the sign of the Fountain. 
Middlesex Sessions, File 1715. 

Caleb Drury son in law of John Earns, Framingham. 
Do., Files 1715. 

Henry Prentice and wife of Cambridge, presented. 
Child born 9 April, 1719. They were married 18 Sept., 
1718. The mother had a fall the day before birth of child, 
which she had carried 29 weeks. Middlesex Sessions, 
File 1719. 

John Haddocks of Watertown vs. John Mace, weaver, 
Irishman and transient, at present a resident at Salem, 
for robbing him of £3 at his house. Mace pleaded guilty. 
John "Mease" claimed he had to travel to seek employ- 
ment, and left a coat with Mrs. Childs, who told him that 
either Ward or Maddocks had taken his coat, so he took 
the coat to make up for that he had lost. Middlesex 
Sessions, File 1719. 

Benjamin Dalminter of Sudbury had sister in law Mar- 
garet Adams of Sudbury. Elizabeth Ross, wife of James 
Ross, sister of Margaret Adams. Martha Grout sister of 
John Grout. Child of Margaret by Grout born 6 April, 
1718. Middlesex Sessions, File 1719. 

John Pilsbury and wife Sarah warned from Concord, 3 
Feb., 1712/3. Middlesex Sessions, File 1713. 

William Brown deposed at Cambridge, 9 March, 1713, 


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that Jean Cheney, mother of Joseph Cheney, sent for him 
and his wife, and asked him to write to James Foxcroft 
that Joseph threatened her and his wife. Complaint of 
Rebecca, wife of Joseph Cheney, who had fled to Roxbury, 
leaving his children. Abigail wife of John Robbins. Jeane 
wife of Joseph Robbins. Middlesex Sessions, File 1713. 

Mary Boson of Roxbury, daughter of John Phillebrown 
of Cambridge. William Boson, Jr., and Elias Monk 
sureties. Middlesex Sessions, File 1713. 

William Nickalls aged about 100 years, deposed that 42 
years since, he bought the farm he then lived on from Mr. 
Bartholomew of Salem, which was granted to Bartholomew 
by the town of Salem, and shortly after the Topsfield con- 
stables demanded rates. 

Isaac Burton, aged 50 years, deposed to same effect. 

Certificate of Justice of Peace that William Nickalls 
aged about 100 and four or five years, and being to appear- 
ance of perfect memory. Feb., 1694/5. (See N. E. H. G. 
Reg. 9: 377.) Suffolk Files, 3064. 

George Norton of Boston, shipwright, owner of brigan- 
tine Beginning, 50 tons, chartered her for a voyage from 
Boston to Islands of Fyall, Trafera, and St. Michaels, and 
return, to Duncan Mackfarland of Boston, mariner. 21 
June, 1694. Suffolk Files, 3098. 

Lambert Despey or Dcsperd of Braintree, gunfounder, 
and Hannah Newell lived as man and wife at Braintree. 
Hannah was "late of Roxbury." Desperd's wife Anne 
"was sent home to her aunt in New York," and on her 
return Desperd sought protection from a magistrate. 
Testimony of Priscilla Baiber, maid in the house, aged 21. 
Suffolk Files, 3030. 

James Scott formerly of Boston now of Charleston, S. C, 
vs. Edmund Perkins of Boston, joiner, and his wife Mary 
lately Farris, to recover value of goods taken by said Mary, 
1709-1712. 16 March, 1715. 

Mary Perkins administrix estate of James Scott of 
Boston, deceased. 



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The Genealogist's Note-Book 125 

Will of said James named Mary and James Scott, barber, 
as sole legatees. 

Samuel Eveleigb, Esq., one of bis Majesty's Justices of 
the Quorum, of South Carolina, took deposition of Mr. 
James Scott of Port Royal, tailor, that he was about ten 
years since inhabitant of Boston, and tailor, and went 
thence to Port Royal, and that on leaving Boston he con- 
stituted one Mary Pharisee, daughter of Mr. James Pharis- 
see of Boston, his attorney to receive a debt from Mr. James 
Smith of Boston, merchant, etc. 12 March, 1714/5. 
Sealed with arms (double headed eagle, crest ditto). 

Letter of James Scott to Mr. James Scott regarding 
Mr. Borland's negligence. 13 Feb., 1715/6. Same year 
calls himself a planter. 


Jones. Wanted: The parents or ancestry of Anne 
Jones, who married Oct. 26, 1739, Phineas Wilson and (2) 
May 2, 1745, Jonathan Clark of Framingham, Mass. 
She died 1797, aged 81. She had a sister, Sarah, who mar- 
ried Dec. 25, 1733, James Stone of Framingham, and a 
brother, William Jones, who married March 31, 1748, 
Sarah Gates of Framingham. 

Ten dollars will be paid for the name of the father, and 
ten dollars for the maiden name of the mother, to the 
first person sending the same with proof. 


Herrick Center, Pa. 



(Subscribers are invited to contribute for publication direct lines of mater- 
nal ancestry. The only restriction being that there be four generations prior 
to 1800, through mothers only, and condensed to enable the pedigree to be 
printed on one page.) 



born about 1649 a soldier in King Philip's 
War from Charlestown, later of Concord 
and Groton. 

born 7 Feb., 1680/1, at Groton, Mass., died 
29 June, 1761 "aged 82." 


born named in father's will as Sarah 

Cummings. Married 28 Jan., 1735/6 
(Church records). 

born 15 Mar., 1760, died 29 Nov., 1829, at 
Hancock. Married 1775. 

born 17 Feb. 1788, at Hancock, died at 
Nashua, N. H. 27 Aug., 1840. Married 26 
Jan., 1808. 

born 15 Jan., 1819 at Peterborough, died 9 
Nov., 1909, at Milton, Mass. Married 15 
Nov., 1S42. 

of Littleton, born 28 Feb., 1674, at Groton, 
died 9 March, 1754. Constable, Selectman, 
Moderator, Captain, Major. Son of Peleg 
and Elizabeth (Morse) Lawrence. 

of Chelmsford, Mass., and Hancock, N. H., 
born 1710 at Chelmsford, died 20 Sept., 
1789, at Hancock. Lieutenant. Son of 
Deacon John and Eizabeth (Adams) Cum- 

of Groton, Mass., New Ipswich and Hancock, 
N. H., born 2 Feb., 1755, died 11 July, 1845. 
Served in Prescott's regiment at Bunker 
Hill. Son of Timothy and Lydia (Nutting) 

born 11 April, 1781, at Wilton, N. H., died 
13 Nov., 1S06, at Hancock. Son of Abraham 
and Susanna (Stephens) Mooars. 

of Melrose, Lexington, Milton, Mass., born 
3 Dec, 1817, at Henniker, N. H., died 28 
June, 1909, at Milton. Son of Ezra and 
Hannah (Hardy) Tucker. 

• Little is known of Samuel Scripture. He testified in Middlesex Court, 19 Nov., 1668, that 
he was ag^d 19 years and was a servant, or as we would say an employe, of Samuel Davis. 
{Files, 19, No. 11, lGG'.l.] His daughter Deborah was the last wife of Jonathan Whitcomb whose 
minor child Benjamin was a ward of his uncle Major Eleazer Lawrence. 

_ t Descendants of Abraham Mooar of Andover, a "Scot," who died 12 April, 1706. He mar- 
ried 14 Dec, 1GS7, Priscilla Poor. The name was originally spelled Mooar and Moocr, but 
about 1800 the descendants of those who settled in and about Hancock dropped the superfluous 
a and e and added an s. The Groton line especially favored the spelling Moors. Timothy 
Moors who died in 1845 knew the relationship existing between himself and his son-in-law 
Abraham Moors, whose father was also a soldier at Bunker Hill. 

J As there are errors in the Mooar (Moors) Genealogy by Rev. George Mooar concerning the 
birth dates of children of Abraham Moors, the following list is given, taken from his "Family 
Register" made up after 1859. 

Abram Moors born April 11, 1781. Wilton. Betsy Moors born Feb. 17, 1788. Hancock. 
Died August 27, 1840, at Nashua. 

Children, all born at Peterborough except the two last: Elizabeth, March 6, 180S, married 
by W. B. Wilcox; Olive, April 30, 1809; Lydia A., Dec. 10. 1S11, married Dec. 20. 1842, by D. D. 
Pratt; Mary, Aug. 17, 1S13; Susan, June 5, 1815, married March 4, 1841, by D. D. Pratt; Jane 
L., April 11, 1817; Sarah A., Jan. 15, 1819, married Nov. 15, 1842, by D. D. Pratt; Gratia A., 
May 27, 1821, married July 14, 1812, by D. D. Pratt; Abram A., July 24. 1823; Melinda A., 
Aug. 27, 1825; James M., Sept. 15, 1827, at Wilton; Martha M., Aug. 8, 1829, at Mason, died 
April 14, 1838, at Nashua. 

It is a curious fact that the names of the bride-grooms are omitted, but the name of the 
person solemnizing the marriage is given. 



[This Department will be conducted by Mr. J. Gardner Bartlett. Criti- 
cism of printed pedigrees, contributed for publication, must be accompanied 
by references sustaining the points at issue.] 

Without doubt, nearly one hundred percent of the ances- 
tral lines printed in genealogies of New England families 
are correct as far as the emigrant progenitors. In Amer- 
ican lines, wilful fraud has rarely been attempted, and the 
small percentage of errors occurring in these lines of de- 
scent, due generally to bad judgement, carelessness, or 
hasty compilation, are usually sooner or later discovered, 
and the corrections cheerfully made public. But unfor- 
tunately, for over half a century, such American geneal- 
ogies as have professed to give the English ancestry of 
New England emigrants have had a high percentage of 
error, due either to deliberate fraud, ignorance, self-deceit 
from vanity, or lack of judgement on the weight of evidences; 
most of these "fake pedigrees'' are due to an attempt to 
fasten the emigrant on to an armorial family of the same 
name. Many of the earlier "fake pedigrees" of English 
ancestry, like the Adams, Bigelow, Lawrence, Lyon, Sears, 
Sturgis, Washington, etc., were accepted for many years; 
but since 1883 when the Committee on English Research 
of the New England Historic Genealogical Society started 
investigations in England by the late Henry F. Waters, 
'fake pedigrees" have been steadily exposed, and the day 
has gone by when they can deceive experts familiar with 
English research. But the publication of false pedigrees 
still continues. A notable recent one was the erroneous 
Pomeroy pedigree printed in "The History and Genealogy 
of the Pomeroy Family," but which was permanently 
demolished in an article in the "New England Historical 
a nd Genealogical Register" for January, 1914. A prepos- 




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terous pedigree claiming to give the English ancestry of 
Matthew Grant was accepted and printed two years ago 
by the Grant Family Association; attention was called to 
this fabrication in the December, 1915, number of this 
magazine. i ? h 

It is proposed in each number of this magazine to point 
out one or more erroneous pedigrees. 

J. Gardner Bartlett. 

An Erroneous Baker Pedigree. 

In " Colonial Families of the United States/' Vol. 5, 
pp. 27-8, is a Baker pedigree wherein it is claimed that 
Alexander Baker, rope-maker, who sailed from London 
for New England in the spring of 1635, and settled in 
Boston, was identical with Alexander Baker, junior, son 
of Alexander Baker, Esq., of Westminster and London, 
who entered his pedigree and coat of arms in the Visitation 
of London in 1634. The above claim is easily proven 

Alexander Baker, the emigrant, aged 28, with wife Eliza- 
beth, aged 23, and two children, embarked at London for 
New England, 17 Apr., 1635 (See Hotten's " Lists of 
Emigrants to America," p. 69); he was therefore born 
about 1606. He settled in Boston where he died in 1685, 
leaving a large family. He was a rope-maker. Nothing 
is really known of his ancestry or even the county of his 
birth; but there is not the slightest reason to believe him 
to be of armorial descent. 

Alexander Baker, Esq., of Westminster and London, 
entered his pedigree and coat-of-arms in the Visitation of 
London in 1634, showing he had three sons, John, Alex- 
ander (then of Clifford's Inn, London, and married to 
Elizabeth Farrar), and Henry, and four married daughters. 
(See Harleian Society Publications, vol. 15, p. 39.) The 
parish registers of St. Margaret's, Westminster, show sev- 
eral entries relating to his family, among them the mar- 
riage records of two of his daughters and the baptismal 

Erroneous Pedigrees 


records of his sons Alexander, on 25 July 1611, and Henry, 
on 22 Sept., 1614. Alexander Baker, junior, of Clifford's 
Inn, was therefore about five years younger than Alexander 
Baker the emigrant. Furthermore, the will of Alexander 
Baker, Esq., of St. Margaret's, Westminster, was proved 
in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at London by his 
three sons, John, Alexander, and Henry, on 2 Oct., 1635. 
(See Matthews' printed "Probate Acts of the P. C. C. 
1G35-1639," p. 8.) As the son, Alexander Baker of Clif- 
ford's Inn, was thus in London on 2 Oct., 1635, it is clear 
he was not the emigrant who sailed for New England the 
previous spring. Moreover, "Mr. Alexander Baker of 
Clifford's Inne, London, Gent.," is mentioned in the will 
of Rose Haysings of London, dated 1 Dec. 1654; indicating 
that he was living in London as late as 1654. (See Waters' 
"Genealogical Gleanings in England, p. 183.) Lastly, 
Alexander Baker, junior, of Clifford's Inn, was a lawyer 
(Clifford's Inn was one of the Inns of Court), and so of 
entirely different social position from the emigrant Alex- 
ander Baker who was a mechanic, following the trade of 
a rope-maker. J. G. B. 


Memokials of Eminent Yale Men, by Anson Phelps 
Stokes, D.D., Secretary of Yale University. 2 vols, ro., 
8vo., clo., $10. Yale University Press. 

These two fine volumes commemorate men who for nearly 
two centuries have been making American history. It is 
Yale's "hall of Fame", monument to the men enrolled and 
to the workman. Letters and other contemporary records 
impart a realism of active life, "depict their college world 
in its antique color, and mirror the character and maimers 
of their times in many a vivid reminiscence.' ' Here we find 
the atmosphere of Yale undergraduate life during more 
than a century of changing practices and ideas. Accuracy 
and painstaking regard for detail mark every page. Mr. 
Stokes intersperses with the biographical data quotations 
from college records and society minutes. The biographies 
are not mere formal outlines of men's lives, but brief biog- 
raphies of great men written with elegant compactness, 
with propriety and sympathy, and testify to the worth and 
reality of college spirits and ideals. 

Nathan Hale 1776. Biography and Memorials. 
By Henry Phelps Johnston, Professor or History in 
the College of the City of New York, Revised and 
enlarged edition. new haven i yale university 
Press, 1914. 8vo.; boards; pp. 296. Illustrated. 

This is an enlarged edition of Prof. Johnston's volume 
of 1901, and intended for popular use, whereas the earlier 
and limited edition was primarily intended as a memorial. 
The present volume is published at the expense of the 
fund presented by the Editorial Board of the Yale Daily 



Book Notices 131 

It is not surprising that Yale has claimed Nathan Hale 
as its own. Hale was distinctively a Yale man, with all 
that implies. He was born in Coventry, Conn., June 6, 
1755, and entered Yale in 1769, graduating with the Class 
of 1773. 

His father, Richard Hale, settled in Coventry about 1744, 
married there May 2, 1746, Elizabeth Strong. The emi- 
grant ancestor, Robert Hale, settled in Charlestown, Mass., 
prior to 1632. His son, Rev. John Hale, H. C. 1657, 
was the well known and highly respected pastor of Beverly. 
Samuel Hale, one of the sons of Rev. John, removed to 
Newburyport, and thence to Portsmouth, N. H., and be- 
came the father of Richard Hale of Coventry. 

On both his father's and mother's side Nathan Hale in- 
herited traits which showed in after life. Both the Hales 
and Strongs have contributed largely to the intellectual 
life of America, and the families are representative of the 
best New England characteristics. 

Prof. Johnston has presented in a most entertaining 
manner the life of a Yale student of Hale's time, and for 
the years following graduation, while awaiting the higher 
calling looked forward to by most. Hale taught school, 
and at the outbreak of the Revolution was teaching in 
New London. During the summer he had a class of young 
ladies from five to seven in the morning! 

In July, 1775, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the 
7th Connecticut Regiment, lately raised, and on Wash- 
ington's call for reenforcements marched in September 
with his regiment to Boston. He continued in the service 
after the reorganization of his regiment, and after the 
evacuation of Boston accompanied the army to New York. 
Assigned to Knowlton's Rangers, he was among those who 
were called upon to volunteer as a spy on the British move- 
ment from Long Island to New York. Prof. Johnston 
shows how he must have followed the British army to Man- 
hattan Island, and how, having secured his information, 
he undoubtedly was apprehended while attempting to pass 




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132 The Genealogical Magazine 

the British lines near Harlem to enter the American lines. 
He was at once condemned, declared his rank and duty, 
and was hung the next day, within a mile of headquarters 
at the Beekman mansion. No credence is to be placed on 
the story that he was betrayed by his cousin, a Tory, or 
that he was captured while attempting to return via Hunt- 
ington, L. I. Very little was known of his adventures and 
death at the time, and only by diligent search have the 
few additional facts been obtained. It is known he died 
bravely, as a soldier and gentleman should, Sunday, Sept. 
22, 1776. 

The illustrations include a map showing the situation 
of the British lines and posts, and the places where Hale 
was arrested and executed. 

The appendix, comprising nearly half the volume, con- 
tains many letters from and to Hale, his diary during the 
siege of Boston, and other interesting papers, and an ex- 
haustive "Hale Bibliography. " 


Smith-Bragdon. James Smith, son of James Smith of 
Berwick parish, Kittery, Me., had wife Martha. They 
were probably married early in 1693. What authority is 
there for the statement that she was Martha Bragdon? 

Who were her parents? 

Their son Joseph, born 16 April, 1694, in York, had 
wife Thankful in 1717, and wife Mary in 1727, and was 
living in York in 1730. Information desired concerning 
this Joseph and his family. 

L. S. 


The Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay 133 


One of the most important matters which Congress is to decide is the ques- 
tion of limiting or forbidding immigration. The following data should be 
kept in mind. 

The Census of 1910 shows that: 

Total white population of United States 81,731,957 

Born in U. S. of native parents 49,488,575 

Born in U. S., one parent foreign 5,981,526 

Born in U. S., of foreign parents 12,916,311 

Foreign born 13,345,545 

Thus only 55,000,000 can by any chance claim American ancestry, and only 
a portion, to be sure the greater portion, fortunately, can descend from old 
American stock. 

With a renewal of emigration from the old world, sure to set in immediately 
or soon after the end of the War, at anj r thing like the numbers coming during 
the past ten years, it is only a question of time when Americans of the old 
stock will be completely outnumbered, and our customs will change and our 
political institutions be subjected to a test which they cannot be expected 
to withstand. 

Unless all immigration is forbidden, which is the true solution of the ques- 
tion, the only practical solution is the application of the literacy test. That 
would at least tend to restrict immigration, and to people of races which can 
be actually assimilated, without greatly changing the racial characteristics of 
the American people. Students of genealogy arc awake to the evils of immi- 
gration, and better than others know that intermarriage between the older stock 
and the latest arrivals is infrequent. We are gradually becoming a nation of dif- 
ferent races, each race maintaining itself and its traditions. It is certainly time 
we consider the future, and show some consideration for our own descendants. 


The General Court of the Company was held at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, 
the last Monday in October, 1915, and adjournments taken to the first Monday 
in November and to the 15th December respectively, to allow members the 
opportunity to vote for officers by mail ballot. 

Proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-laws were presented and 
considered, and referred to a Committee, which reported favorably. 

The following gentlemen were elected officers of the Society: Henry F.. 
1 apley of Lynn, governor; George L. Osgood, Jr., of Newton, deputy-governor; 
rrank Tucker of Roxbury, treasurer; Eben Putnam of Wellesley, secretary 
find recorder; Walter Kendall Watkins of Maiden, assistant; Stephen P. 
Sharpies of Cambridge, assistant; George Andrews Moriarty, Jr., of Newport, 

At a Special Court held 15th December, 1915, the amendments to the Con-. 
''■''ution and By-laws were adopted and are printed herewith. 

1 ne important changes permit election of Sustaining Members, who have 
nearly all the privileges of Freemen, and by filing proof of descent from a 
freeman may at any time be admitted Freemen; permit the formation of 

naptera; reduce the dues; and do away with the obligation to purchase pufcn 
,l ations of the Society. 

several Sustaining Members were elected. 


Article I. The name of this Society shaU be THE GOVERNOR AND 

Section 2. The seal of this Society shall be that anciently used by the 
Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. 

Article II. This Society is founded to commemorate the original cor- 
poration of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England chartered by Charles I of England in the fourth year of his reign; to 
resist foreign domination, from whatever source arising, as well as any attempt 
to subvert the institutions established in this country; and to collect and pub- 
lish historical and genealogical information. 

Article III. The Society of the Governor and Company of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay in New England shall consist of Freemen and Sustaining Mem- 
bers. Freemen shall have the right of electing officers, of amending the Con- 
stitution or By-laws, and shall have the right to determine what privileges may 
be extended to Sustaining Members, subject to this Constitution and the 
By-laws. No person shall be elected a Freeman who has not proved to the 
satisfaction of the Governor and Council and Recorder his descent from a 
member of the original corporation known as the Governor and Company of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England, or an Adventurer therein, or from an 
ancestor who took the oath of allegiance to the government instituted under 
the Charter thereof prior to the assumption of authority by Joseph Dudley 
or during the period between the deposition of Sir Edmund Andros and the 
assumption of office by Sir William Phips, or from an original patentee of 
lands in New England by Charles I. 

Section 2. Any person of presumed eligibility to membership in this 
Society as a Freeman may by vote of a majority of the Council be admitted 
a Sustaining Member, subject to such restrictions and under such terms as 
the By-laws may prescribe. Sustaining Members shall not have the right to 
vote for officers of the Society nor on any matter affecting the Constitution 
and By-laws, nor shall they have the right of casting a determining vote 
affecting any debt or creation of a debt by this Society. A Sustaining Member 
may at any time by presenting proof of his eligibility be admitted a Freeman 
of this Society. 

Article IV. The officers of the Society shall be a Governor, Deputy- 





The Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay 135 

Governor, Treasurer, Secretary, Recorder, and three Assistants, who shall 
constitute the Council, and they shall hold office until their successors have 
been elected and duly qualified. 

Article V. The Governor shall be elected for the term of one year. He 
shall not be eligible to re-election until one year shall have intervened since 
his last holding the office of Governor. 

The Deputy-Governor shall be elected for the term of two years. In the 
absence or incapacity of the Governor, or in case of a vacancy in the office of 
Governor, the duties of the Governor shall devolve upon the Deputy-Governor. 

The Treasurer, Secretary, and Recorder shall be elected for the term of three 
years. The office of Secretary and Recorder may be held by the same person. 

Article VI. The Assistants shall be elected by vote of the Freemen and 
shall hold office for the term of three years, but at the first election of Assist- 
ants, or in case of vacancies, the Freemen shall designate the term of office, 
one, two, or three years; in which case Assistants shall be elected for the 
term of one, two, and three years respectively, and there shall be elected 
yearly thereafter one Assistant to hold office for the term of three years. 

Article VII. The Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, Recorder and Assist- 
ants shall constitute an Executive Board or Council and shall from time to 
time as occasion arises appoint committees on meetings, library, publication, 
members, finance, election, etc., said committees to report to the Council, and 
these committees shall serve until discharged by the said Council of the Society. 
The Council shall have full power to order the expenditure of moneys paid in 
to the Treasurer; to determine compensation of any officer or committee; to 
act on all nominations by the committee on membership, but no indebtedness 
or contract shall be entered into pledging the resources in excess of the annual 
income of the Society without the consent of a vote of the Freemen at some 
regular meeting of the Society. 

Article VIII. There shall annually be held a General Court or meeting 
of the Freemen for the hearing of reports, the election of officers, and such 
other business which may come before the Society. After the first meeting of 
the Society the Council shall provide for the annual casting of a vote for offi- 
cers by a sealed mail ballot. 

Article IX. The Governor and Council may delegate to any member of 
this Society resident in any state or territory other than the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts authority to form a Chapter of this Society, subject, however, 
to this Constitution. Chapters may adopt By-laws, associate with them- 
selves Sustaining Members, and elect officers. Every Chapter shall have a 
distinctive name, and shall be a part of this Society and subject to the rules 
and regulations adopted by the Annual General Court of this Society. 

Each Chapter shall have the right to admit any male person above the age of 
eighteen years who is eligible to membership in this Society, but before the 
final acceptance of any person as a member, other than a Sustaining Member, 
& c °py of the proofs of descent shall be filed with and approved by the Recorder. 

Chapters may not elect any officer having the titles borne by officers of this 
society, but shall designate their officers as President, Vice-President, Clerk, 
Hursar, and Registrar, and members of the Executive Board or Council of a 
Chapter shall be known as Deputies. 

136 The Genealogical Magazine 

Every member of a Chapter who has been approved by the Governor and 
Council of this Society shall as long as he is in good standing in his Chapter be 
entitled to participate in all meetings of this Society, provided the Chapter to 
which he belongs has discharged all its obligations to the parent Society, and 
received an acquittance thereof from the Treasurer and Recorder for the time 

Article X. This Constitution may be amended at any General or Quar- 
terly Court of the Society by a two-thirds vote of the Freemen present and 
voting; notice of the proposed amendment having been given at a preceding 
meeting, and a notice of the proposed amendment having been mailed to each 
Freeman at least one month in advance of the time when it may be proposed 
to act thereon. 


Article I. The General Court of the Society shall be held on the last 
Monda} 7 " in October at such time and place in the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts as the Council may determine. 

Article II. Quarterly Courts shall be held once in three months at such 
time and place as the Council shall determine, and at such Quarterly Courts 
any business other than the election of officers may be transacted. Any stated 
meeting of the Society may be adjourned from time to time. 

Article III. Notice of the time and place of meetings of this Society 
shall be given to all members not affiliated with any Chapter, and to the Presi- 
dent and Clerk of each Chapter, at least ten days prior to the date of said 
meetings, but failure to give such notice shall not invalidate the business 
done at such meetings provided a majority of the Council are present. 

Article IV. Extraordinary Courts may be held at such time and place 
as the Council may determine for the purpose of transacting such business as 
may be expressed in the call, provided notice has been given by mail to each 
member of the Society not affiliated with any chapter and to the President and 
Clerk of each Chapter in good standing at least ten days prior to the date of 
the meeting. 

Article V. The duties of the officers of this Society shall be such as 
customarily devolve upon such officers. The Recorder shall provide a suit- 
able register and enter therein the descent of each Freeman when the same has 
been duly verified by him, and no person shall become a Freeman of this 
Society until he shall have proven his eligibility in due form as required by the 
Constitution, and paid to the Treasurer the sum of two dollars, and every 
member admitted to the Society prior to the month of May shall be liable for 
the dues for that year. 

Article VI. Each Freeman shall pay annually in the month of November 
to the Treasurer the sum of two dollars, except that Freemen residing without 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who are members of a Chapter in good 
standing may make payment of their annual dues to the Bursar of their 
Chapter, who shall once a year, in the month of January, remit to the 
Treasurer the sum of one dollar for each Freeman and one dollar for each 
Sustaining Member affiliated with his Chapter. 


The Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay 137 

Section 2. Sustaining Members shall be liable for an entrance fee and annual 
dues, which shall be assessed in the same amount, and in the same manner, 
and at the same time, as dues assessed upon Freemen. But nothing in these 
By-laws shall prevent any Chapter setting dues for membership in that Chap- 
ter at a sum in excess of those specified herein. 

Section 3. Any Freeman or Sustaining Member neglecting to pay the annual 
dues shall be suspended from the privileges of the Society, and failure to make 
payment within the year, after due notice given by the Treasurer, shall ter- 
minate membership in the Society. 

Section 4. Any Freeman or Sustaining Member affiliated with a Chapter 
which has failed to meet its obligations to the parent Society, may, upon 
proof of his having met his personal dues, be continued as a member of this 
Society, subject to the Constitution and By-laws. 

Article VII. Whenever in the opinion of the Governor and Council the 
objects of this Society may be facilitated, the Governor may call a Grand 
Council, at such time and place as he may determine, to consider business he 
may desire to lay before it. Membership in any Grand Council shall be re- 
blrictcd to Freemen holding office for the time being, in this Society or in any 
Chapter thereof which is in good standing. The Governor shall preside over 
the Grand Council, and the Secretary shall act as Clerk. The action of the 
Grand Council shall be advisory, and its recommendations shall be commun- 
icated to the members of the Society at its next stated meeting, and to the 
President and Clerk of each Chapter. 

Article VIII. No person shall hold the office of Governor or Deputy- 
Governor, Recorder, President, or Registrar, who is not a Freeman of the 

Section 2. Sustaining Members affiliated with Chapters may, by vote of 
the members of said Chapters, be elected to any office in the Chapter to which 
they belong, except that of President or Registrar. 

Article IX. Freemen of the Society shall be entitled to a diploma of 
membership, in the margin of which shall be inscribe d their descent from their 
Freeman ancestor, and any Freeman entitled to coat armor, due proof having 
been presented, may by paying the cost thereof have his arms duly emblazoned 
in the margin of his diploma and certified by the Recorder of the Society. 
The display of a coat of arms not certified to by the Recorder may be penal- 
ized by suspension from the privileges of the Society. The certification of the 
Recorder shall specify the first known ancestor in direct male line who bore the 
Arms described, or the date when the arms were assumed, but in no case shall 
the Recorder certify a coat of arms until so ordered by the Council, and nothing 
in these By-laws shall be taken as requiring the Recorder to verify any claims 
of descent or to armorial dignity except all expenses incident thereto are met 
by the Freeman making application. 

Article X. These By-laws may be amended at any Quarterly or Cen- 
tral Court by a two-thirds vote of the Freemen present and voting, notice of 
the proposed amendment having been given ten days prior thereto. 

Contents, Vol. I. 

Americans in English Records, Some. G. F. T. Sherwood . . . 316 

Babbidge op" Salem, Note on. H. F. Waters 303 

Beverly, Mass., Births, Marriages, and Deaths. A. A. Galloupe. 

Vol. I, Town Records .... 107, 155, 187, 203, 257, 299, 319, 343 
Book Notes. Allen Memorial, 266; Barclays of New York, 72; Bradley 

of Essex Co., Mass., 71; Clarke, Richard and Thomas, 202; Converse 

and Allied Families, 264, 336; Concerning Genealogies, 35; Halifax, 

Mass., Vital Records, 337; Jenkins Family Book, 335; Jenny, 282; 

Martha 1 s Vineyard, 335; Minutes of the Committee of Safety, 265; 

Oar Ancestry, 71; Register Soames, 32; Rhode Island Vital Records 202 
Boult, John, of Martha's Vineyard, 1686. Chas. E. Banks . . . 303 

Bristol Co., Mass., Deeds, Notes from Vol. 13 136 

Bulkeley Families, Some Connections between the Hills, Mel- 

lowes, Smith and. T. G. Bartlett 123 

Buckinghamshire, England, Ancient Map of 283 

Cambridge, Records of the First Church. S. P. Sharpies. (Cont'd 

from Vol. V.*) 22, 53, 06, 72, 115, 163, 179, 211, 242, 273, 287, 323, 347, 368 

Dillingham, Estates of John and Sarah, 1645 230 

Dyar of Boston, The Widow Lydia. J. E. Bowman .... 129, 282 

Essex, England, Ancient Map of 236 

Eliot of Roxbury and Boston 37 

Genealogical Gleanings in England. H. F. Waters. (Cont'd from 

Vol. V.) . . . .' 45 

Genealogist in England, Experiences of an American. Gilbert 

Cope , 175 

Georgia Colony, Marriages and Deaths in 1763-1809. W. A. 

Bishop. (Cont'd from Vol. V.) 145 

Glastonbury, England, Lay Subsidy for 1628-9. Public Record 

Office 30 

Hale Deed, of 1777 31 

Harpswell, Me., Genealogical Records. Eben Putnam. (Cont'd 

from Vol. IV.) Mcrryman, Martin, Mayo, Merrill 89 

Higginson, Letter of Rev. John, 1686 135 

Hills Family 123 

Massachusetts Bay Co., Adventures in 1628 126 

Massachusetts, The Printed "Vital Records" of, a Criticism. 

Eben Putnam 1, see also pages 105, 229, 305, 337 

Mellowes Family 70, 123,229 

Middleboho, M\ss., Records from the Old Cemetery. Chas. G. 

Thatcher. (Cont'd from Vol. V.) . . 81, 152, 195, 219, 250, 269, 283 
Middlesex, Mass., Cautions, 1692-1700. From Court Records . . 263 
Muster Roll of Lt. Col. Edmund Goffe's Co., 1710. J. G. Bartlett 366 
New Hampshire Gazette, 1765-1800, Vital Records from. Otis G. 

Hammond. (Cont'd from Vol. V.) 

15, 61, 93, 191, 223, 237, 267, 295, 327, 362 

Newent, Conn., List of Church Members 232 

Nobletown, Mass. See Province Lands . 

North Carolina in 1828. S. P. Sharpies 315 

* Vol. V. — Vol. V. The Genealogical Quarterly. 



ol. III. June, 1916. No. 3 


PAPERS, 1628-1640.* 

1y Vincent B. Redstone, F. R. Hist. Soc, Vice-President, 
Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History, 


Few things arouse the interest of an historian, whether 
lof local or national History, more than the opportunity to 
I peruse a bundle of original documents. He is heedless of 
the thick coatings of dust which have settled during may 
be centuries upon manuscripts which have not seen the 
light of day since their earliest owners and recipients doc- 
quetted them, and stored them up for future reference. 
Expectation is great as he unfolds each paper, parchment 
or letter, wondering whether the contents may not throw 
a new light upon an important historical event, or disclose 
family secrets which successive ages of historians have 
desired to be revealed. 

Although innumerable documents have recently been 
unearthed, examined, published and annotated, there must 
yet remain countless numbers in public archives which 
have not been perused since the days they were written. 
Recently it has been my good fortune to hear of the existence 
°f such records, and, further, to have the privilege of exam- 
ining them. It is from a special bundle of various papers 

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that I have collated a few notes which may be of value and 
interest to American citizens, as the papers deal largely 
with records of expeditions to the New World between the 
years 1628-1640. It is not my intention to give complete 
transcripts of the manuscripts but to draw attention to the 
trade and emigration during the decade to which they 

The activity prevalent upon the quays and wharves of 
London and Gravesend as vessels embarked cargoes for, 
or disembarked goods from America was great. Mer- 
chants sought every opportunity to ship their merchandise. 
Robert Payne and his brother Edward approached Richard 
Hutchinson, another merchant ship owner, with a view to 
taking to freight of part of the ship Susan & Marye 
from the port of London to New England, 10 April, 1640: 
but before the voyage in question Hutchinson took to 
freight part of the ship Susan <fc Helen, bound on the same 
voyage and starting from Gravesend, Captain Ditchficld, 
master. Hutchinson besides his merchandise "found 
passengers to laden on board the vessel." Unfortunately 
the passengers are not named: the ledger books of the 
merchant would doubtless reveal them, if a list is not to 
be found in the Records of the Admiralty Court held at 
Southwark near London Bridge, or among the Customs 
House returns. 

Occasionally the letters under my examination disclosed 
the names of passengers. The ship Abigail left Gravesend 
at the same time for St. Christopher. The voyage was one 
of great danger, goods and cargoe were cast overboard, many 
of the crew succumbed to their trials, among them were 
the purser, boatswain, and the mate named Richard 
Shedd, who before his death appointed Cuthbert Jeffryes, 
a passenger, to take over and administer his goods. 

Sometimes members of the crew, fascinated with new 
ideas in a new country, left their posts, and to bind them to 
duty their wages were withheld until their return. John 
Garritt, surgeon, on the Tristram and Jane, 16 July 1636, 


. ' 

American Traders, Planters and Settlers 141 

master, John Blowe, decided to remain in New England 
to the loss of his wages, £4. 10s. 8d for two months, eight 
days. Isbrand Hancock of Blackwall agreed for the pay- 
ment of his wages at his return from the Barbadoes when 
he was thither bound in the Rebecca, 1633. A fuller 
agreement was entered into 17 June, 1628, between Mr. 
John Mouncey, merchant, London, and Air. John Powell, 
mariner, on behalf of Christopher Knox, Wm. Knott, 
and Hendry Wardlo who intended to stay in the Island of 
Barbadoes to plant tobacco for three years. 

Frequently merchants found passengers were put to 
much inconvenience owing to delay in a vessel's departure. 
Thus we find 19 Jan. 1635 power of attorney was solicited 
"to chose some one of us in behoof e of himself & us whose 
names are underwritten & there to confer with Mr. John 
Thierry, merchant, & owner of our ship, called the Con- 
stance (master Clement Campion) concerning our voyage 
for Virginia for we the passengers do find ourselves much 
injured & prejudiced by our so long stay ... we do 
select our friend Christopher Boyes to act for us." 
Signed: — Charles Dawson William Jenison 

Richard Rotherford. Walter Jenkens 

William Hulet Phill Bennett 

Samson Alkin Edmund Porter. 

Thomas Whitmore 
John Digby and John Smith were to accompany these 
planters 24 May 1636; Jenkens and Rutherford were each 
taking seven servants, Boyes two servants, and Dawson one 
servant. The names of the servants are not given. 

Some papers mention only of the safe accomplishment 
of an expedition: thus the ship Revenge, owners Paul and 
Maurice Thompson, safely returned to London after leaving 
goods, merchandise and passengers at the Barbadoes 5 May 
1640. Oft times voyages were made under exciting cir- 
cumstances. Orchard, captain of the America, and part 
owner of the Bonny Bess, master, Blackaller, displaced 
the crew of the latter ship "so that for want of looking to 




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it was suncke at Virginia" where, by order of the Justice, 
Orchard was enforced to raise the said ship, and Blackaller 
was enabled to convey a freight of tobacco to London. 

The bill of lading of Joseph Clifton, merchant, St. 
Katherine's near the Tower of London, mentions various 
planters and others in Virginia to whom his goods conveyed 
thither on the Tristram & Jane of London 26 April, 1637 
were sold. The following names of purchasers are given: — 
Mr. Reeves, masters mate, Mr. Edmund Doggat. 
Thomas Hart, Mr. Wilkinson, 

preacher at Kitquaton. 

Nicholas Browne. 

Austen Warner, planter. 

Richard Vansan, planter. 

John Hany, planter 

Dennis Russell, planter 

Wm. Garnet t, planter 

Thomas Becke, planter. 

Abraham Iveson, planter. 

Walter Hacker, planter. 

Christopher Thomas, planter. 
Thomas Bos wall, surgeon. Mr. Morison, and Mr. Walker. 
The goods sold comprised cloth, beer, biscuits, and iron- 
ware. It is further stated that linen was sold to diverse 
planters named, Leigh, Denham, Downes, Curtis, Cooke, 
Johnson and others. 

The most interesting series of papers comprises a number 
of letters which were written by Abraham Jennens, mer- 
chant of Plymouth, England, and his servants to his fac- 
tor Gilbert Blight, and attorney George Menefie dwelling 
in " James City in the parts of Virginia". 

A letter, dated 5 Sept. 1629, says Ingram Furse was to 
receive tobacco for Jennens at Hog Island. "Mr. Lovell 
you will be sure God sending you well there to meet him. 
He is in a ship at Bristol. I have written to Richard 
Hill to send you your chest from London." This to Blight- 
Justinian Pearde in his letter to Mr. Blight notes, "I 

Richard Parsons, purser. 

William Parry, planter. 

Henry Colman, planter. 

A Dutchman, 

Francis Mason, planter. 

Henry Batt. 

Mrs. Hawkins widow 

Mrs. Leigh 

Mrs. Withersby 

Lieutenant Cheesman. 

American Traders, Planters and Settlers 143 

perceive (15 Sept. 1629) of your safe being at Way mouth. 
God grant you the like in Virginia. I pray procure for me 
two or three of such singing birds as Edmund Doggat 
brought home by Mr. Vengham. I pray you get me a 
flying squirrel." Goods had been sent to Virginia, by 
the Nicholas, master Stephen Bray, and by the Discovery, 
master John Harbert. 

William Bond's voluminous letter, dated Plymouth, 22 
August, 1630, as from "his true brother" to Blight com- 
mences, "My Nobell Constant Virginian" — and continues 
"All happiness, betwixt the highest heavens, & the 
lowest earth I wish you. ... I have been in Ireland. 
. . . First the young creatures of your affection are 
married . . . old Johan is still living. Radford is 
married to a wife so tall as she can easily look over him. 
He is converted Ironmonger in the Market Street, children 
begin to be very plentiful: no more but your old friend 
Galatia is delivered with a pretty black thing. . . ." 

A letter dated 13 Aug. 1630 from Edmund Doggat to 
Blight informs him, "my last letter was by the Refor- 
macion. There be many gone already to St. Christopher, 
Barbadoes, Berbesa and other places." On 25 Aug. 
1630 Doggat says, "yesterday the Reformacion arrived 
here from New England which was contrary to our ex- 

Blight's master Ambrose Jennens informs him that 
Thomas Squib, master of the Margaret & John of London, 
had received from him two half hogsheads of beef to de- 
liver to Captain Edward Wicot in New England. 

Other papers from the bundle give the information: — 
The Amitie sailed from Gravesend for the Barbadoes 20 
Oct. 1635, and returned to the mouth of the Thames, 30 
Jan. 1636. Peter Halloway, surgeon, remained at Bar- 

The Truelove of London was in "the Roode of Barbadoes, 
30 Oct. 1636, bound for the port of London". 

The goods of John Digby were on the Constance, master 

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Clement Campion, bound for Virginia, 24 Oct. 1635. On 
board were, Bryan Boden, William Starbucke, Thomas 
Vennar, Roger Fletcher, William Watson. 

In Sept. 1633 "the ship called the Arke was to sail to 
a coast in America called Mary Land, carrying beer laden 
to the proper use of Lord Baltimore" which beer had been 
shipped by arrangement, between Philip Boulter, citizen 
and skinner of London and Lord Baltimore, made at "Lord 
Baltimore's House at the Upper end of Holbourne." 
Other partners in the venture were Jerome Hally, Grabriel 
Halbey (sic), Thomas Cornwallis and John Sanders. 

A long parchment record gives a full account of the 
voyage of a ship the Valentine of London, (160 tons), 
master William Spence, owners. Henry Slany and Sir 
Nicholas Crispe of London, merchants. Its destination 
was, 26 Feb. 1633, to St. Michaels and Tarceros in the 
Azores; there she was to ship a new Portuguese master and 

Mr. J. R. Sutton of Oakland, Calif., has issued in pamphlet form his address 
before the Panama-Pacific Historical Congress, July, 1915, in which he dealt 
with the teaching of history in schools. This subject is of more than aca- 
demic importance, and parents as well as teachers should be interested. 

Any change in the teaching of history in our schools which would deprive 
the scholar of what little is now taught of English history, or which would 
serve to throw American Colonial history into a general course of modern 
European history, is to be deprecated. We have accepted emigrants from 
all parts of the world expecting them to become Americanized, not because we 
wished Americans of the older stock to become alienized. Every child in 
our public schools should be required to study English history, as he studies 
English literature. It should never be forgotten, in spite of large accessions 
from other races, that this country is and ever must be inhabited by a people 
who consider the people of Great Britain, English, Scots, and Irish, and their 
descendants, in whatever part of the British Dominions, our next of kin. 
Otherwise our boasted assimilation is or will be a failure. 


By Eben Putnam. 

Reverend John Sparhawk was born in that part of 
Cambridge now the Brighton district of Boston, but neither 
his birth nor baptism are of record. 

The date of his birth can be determined only by his age 
at death, which is variously stated as in his forty-fifth 
and forty-sixth year. He was, therefore, born either in 
1672 or 1673. 

His parents were Nathaniel and Patience (Newman) 

*The name Sparhawk or Sparrowhawke was by no means uncommon in England at the time 
of the migration, and was borne by yeomen, merchants, clergy, and knights. The researches 
of Henry F. Waters proved that the immediate ancestors of the Sparhawks of New England 
lived in the vicinity of Dedham, Co. Essex, and that the probability exists of their descent from 
a family of Ive or Eve, alias Sparhawk, of northeastern Suffolk. 

The immediate ancestor of the New England family was Samuel Sparhawk. 

LjEwes Sparhawk of Dedham, mercer, whose nuncupative will of 4 Nov., 1597, was proved 
the following 9 March (P. C. C, Lewyn 23), named wife Margaret, sons Nathaniel and Daniel. 
A Nathaniel Sparhawk was one of the witnesses. 

Harry Eve alias Sparhawk, of South Cove, Suffolk, yeoman, left a will dated 12 May, 15G5, 
proved 21 May, 15G8 (P. C. C. Babington 11), of which he made his brother Lewes Eve alias 
Sparhawk and Anthony Reve of Walpoll executors. This Harry appears to have been son of 
John of Walpoll, who died in 1525, and grandson of John of Bramfield, who died in 1510. The 
last named may have been a descendant of Robert Sparhawk of Eston Bavent, whose will was 
proved in 1450. (Sec Waters' Gleanings.) 

The following items concerning Lewes or Lewis Sparhawk were found by Mr. W. S. Appleton, 
a descendant, and appear in N. E. Hist. Gen. Register, 19:125: 

1500, 17 Feb., Lewes Sparhawk and Elizabeth Ranig married. 

1501, 20 July, Patience, daughter of Lewes Sparhawk, baptized. 
1504, 2 July, Nathaniel, son of Lewes Sparhawk, baptized. 

1571, Dec. 20, Daniel, son of Lewes Sparhawk and Margaret his wife, baptized. 

1501, 2 Dec, Clement, daughter of Lewes Sparhawk, buried. 

1502, 30 April, Elizabeth, wife of Lewes Sparhawk, buried. 
159S, 10 July, Margaret Sparhawk buried. 

These items would indicate that Lewes Sparhawk had been previously married, prior to 
1501, and that Clement was a child by that marriage, and it was presumed by Mr. Appleton 
that another of the elder children was Samuel, the father of the New England immigrant. 
But although this was Mr. Appleton's theory, apparently acquiesced in by Mr. Waters, the 
latter formerly held that Lewes the mercer was uncle rather than grandfather of Nathaniel 
Sparhawk the emigrant, and that there were two Lewes Sparhawks, father and son. 

Samcel Sparhawk of Dedham had baptized there 
1587, 14 Nov., Daniel. 1591, 10 Feb., Susan. 1592, 5 Dec, John. 

1595, 9 Nov.. Lewes. 1597-8, 10 Feb., Nathaniel. 1000, 1 Feb., Mary. 

1G02, 22 May, Edward. 1004, March, Benjamin. 

Of the above, John was a clothier in Great Coggeshall, and died there in 1053, naming in his 

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Nathaniel Sparhawk was a man of worth, a deacon in 
the Cambridge church, and one of the Selectmen of the 
town. He left an estate, after deduction of debts, of about 
£700. (Inventory of 20 Jan., 1686-7.) In his will (of 
29 Dec, 1686) he provides for his wife, and adds, "if she 
remarries, only to have that part of the household stuff 
which is left of which she brought me on marriage, and 
within four months after marriage she is to remove from 
the house, and in lieu of her thirds and for helping bring 
up my son John to learning, I give her £15 per annum 
during my son John's continuance to learning, my wife 
abiding a widow. . . . Son John to be brought up 
to learning out of the income of my estate, till he hath 
taken his first and second degree, or so many years as 
scholars usually take before they enjoy said degrees, and 
also £20 to be paid him within seven years after 21, in 
equal parts year by year". 

None of the children of Nathaniel Sparhawk were long 
lived. Mary, the eldest daughter, who married William 
Barrett in 1673, died that same year, aged about 21 years. 
Sybil, who married Rev. Jonathan Avery of Dedham, 
and after his death Rev. Michael Wigglesworth of Maiden, 
died 1708, aged 53 years. Esther survived her father, but 
her later history is unknown. Samuel married Sarah, 
daughter of Rev. Samuel Whiting, and died 1713, aged 
about 49 years. Nathaniel married Abigail, daughter of 
Simon Gates, and died 1734, aged 67 years. John, the 
minister, died in his forty fifth or forty sixth year. 

John Sparhawk was graduated from Harvard in 1689, 


and received his Master of Arts degree in due course. 
His part at graduation was the negation of the proposition 

will the " children of his deceased brother Nathaniel in New England". Mary became the wife of 
Robert Crane of Coggeshall, one of the members of the New England Company in 1(>29, and 
grandfather of Rev. John Rogers. Nathaniel 1 married Mary, daughter of John Auger cf 
Dedham, by Ann Sherman his wife, and lived at Coggeshall until his migration to New Eng- 
land. Mary (Anger) Sparhawk died 25 Jan., 1643-4, at Cambridge, leaving among other 
children, Nathaniel-', born in England, but whose baptism has not been recovered, who mar- 
ried 3 Oct., 1G49, Patience daughter of Rev. Samuel Newman, and died probably early in Jan., 


Rev. John Sparhawk 147 

"An Bona Intentio sufficiat ad Bonitatem Actionis". 
Of his fourteen classmates who graduated with him, the 
most noted were Samuel Moody, at first a preacher and 
later an active military commander "to the Eastward," 
Addington Davenport, a merchant in Boston, one of the 
Governor's Council and a judge, John Haynes, a judge in 
Connecticut, John Hancock, the minister at Lexington. 

Sparhawk was invited in July, 1693 to preach at Bristol, 
R. I., a community boasting many prominent and wealthy 
merchants and families. The following record is quoted 
by Rev. Thos. Shepard in his Historical Discourse, 23 
Nov., 1856, before the Congregational Society at Bristol, 
"Mr. Sparhawk came to Bristol Oct. 6, 1693, May God 
make him a blessing by whom we may be settled." The 
first Sunday after his arrival was the 8 Oct., 1693, and on 
the 19th September, 1694, the town voted, "that for the 
love and honor we bear to the Rev. John Sparhawk, and 
in hopes of his speedy settlement among us, we do hereby 
promise to pay him by weekly contribution or otherwise 
the sum of £70 per annum whilst he remains a single man, 
and £S0 per annum when he comes to keep a family". 
He was ordained pastor there 12 June, 1695, and remained 
the pastor of that church until his death, 29 April, 1718, 
"in ye 46th year of his age" (Gravestone at Bristol). The 
Boston News Letter noted his death and described him as, 
'a faithful steward in the House of God, Eminent for his 
Prudence, Patience, and Peaceableness in his whole Con- 
duct, for diligence and exactness in his preparations for his 
publick Labours, for examplary Temperance, Sobriety 
and Moderation in his whole Converse, for zeal against 
Vice, and forwardness to promote the Gospelizing of such 
Plantations who were in danger of perishing for want of 
vision." John Burt, one of his successors in the office of 
pastor, testified more than twenty years after his death, 
that he " remained exceedingly dear and precious to his 
People". Fie was buried on Friday, 2 May, 1718; a great 


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number of people, including many important persons from 
a distance, attending his funeral. 

Sewall does not mention his death, in his diary, as might 
be supposed he would have done, as he frequently men- 
tioned him during the preceding years. But on his visit 
to Bristol in the following September, he noted that he 
condoled with the church there on the loss of their 
"amiable pastor". At that time Nathaniel Sparhawk, a 
nephew, lately graduated from Harvard, was staying at 
Bristol, and perhaps temporarily filling his uncle's pulpit. 

John Sparhawk was not of robust health, and had been 
in delicate health for some time prior to his death*, nor 
does he appear to have been as active a man as might have 
been supposed would be the case, from his influential 
family connection. It is probable that his health never 
permitted him to indulge in that active life which was so 
dear to, and open to, the more ambitious and energetic 
New England clergy. 

The Rev. John Sparhawk's predecessor in the pulpit 
at Bristol was Rev. Samuel Lee, who had been installed as 
the first pastor there, 10 April, 1687. At that time the 
town built for him what was long considered a spacious 
and elegant manse. On his death his estate descended to 
his daughters, who with their husbands, deeded to Rev. 
John Sparhawk all their father's messuages, houses and 
lands in Bristol.! 

Five years later the minister purchased of Ebenezer 
Brenton ten acres of land adjoining his own land, and 
Brenton's wife Priscilla releases her dower. 

The house built by the town for Lee and which passed 
to Sparhawk, stood on the East side of Thames Street, 
which was then the shore of the harbor. It has long since 

♦Sewall in 1717 notes that " Mr. Sparhawk preaches now but seldom." 

fJohn SafBn of Bristol and wife Rebecca, John George of Boston and wife Lydia, Henry 
Wierly late of Bristol, fishmonger, and now of London, and wife Ann (bj- attorney), John 
Bishop of London, linen-draper, and wife Elizabeth, the youngest daughter, the said granteed 
being the children and co-heirs of Rev. Samuel Lee, late deceased, of Bristol, gentleman, for 
£242 sell to John Sparhawk, of Bristol, minister, etc. 30 Sept., 1G9G. (Bristol Deeds, 2:159.) 


Rev. John Sparhawk 149 

disappeared. (See Lane: Manual First Congregational 
Church at Bristol, p. 69.) 

The will of Rev. John Sparhawk, " minister at Bristol, 
sick and very weak" was made 28 April, 1718, the day be- 
fore his death, but was not presented in court by his widow 
and the executrix named until 15 March, 1726/7, when 
as Priscilla Waldo she took out letters of administration on 
her former husband's estate. By this will Mr. Sparhawk 
gave all of his estate to his widow, until his two sons, John 
and Nathaniel, reached the age of twenty one years, and 
all of his personalty for their maintenance and education. 
He appointed their mother their guardian, and provided 
that each son should receive £150, and that John should 
receive two thirds the real estate and Nathaniel the re- 
maining third. To the Communion table of the church at 
Bristol he gave a silver beaker valued at £8. The will is 
signed in a bold but shaky hand, and sealed with an ar- 
morial seal which appears to be a chevron between three 
bulls' heads, with a bull's head for a crest. The witnesses 
were N. Blagrove, Justus Lucas, and Deliverance Fry. 

The seal was that of his wife's family, the Waldrons. 
She, however, in signing the bond, styled herself Priscilla 
Hayman, and used as a seal a lion rampant, which appears 
on several of the papers connected with Sparhawk's es- 
tate. This was the seal of Sparhawk's first wife, Eliza- 
beth Poole. 

The marital connections of Rev. John Sparhawk have 
long been a puzzle to genealogists. By some it has been 
supposed he was thrice married, but this supposition is not 
sustained by the evidence. 

Judge Samuel Sewall, who was in close touch with Bris- 
tol people and with the Sparhawk family, notes under date 
of 22 Oct., 1696, "Capt. Byfield marries his daughter 
Debora to James Lyde, before Mr. Wiilard. Mr. Spar- 
hawk would have had her." (Diary, I; 436.) 

This is strongly suggestive that Sparhawk was unmar- 
ried in 1696, yet in the printed list of church members at 



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Bristol prior to 6 July, 1696, and later than 12 June, 1695 
the names of John Sparhawk and Priscilla Sparhawk are 
bracketed, and admission to church membership at an 
earlier date suggested. Sparhawk was a bachelor when 
called to the church in 1693, and also in September, 1694, 
when his salary was fixed. It would hardly seem prob- 
able, if so recently married and bereaved, that he would 
have been seeking another wife prior to October, 1696, in 
fact some time previous to October as it is proper to allow 
some time for courtship and for the preparations for mar- 
riage of his successful rival. It is more likely that when 
he married Madame Priscilla Havman, and she was 
admitted to the Bristol church, he placed her name after 
his own in the list of church members, and this is the more 
probable because her name does not elsewhere occur in the 
list, nor does that of his first wife, Elizabeth Poole. 

The marriage with Elizabeth Poole took place in Boston t 
22 June, [1699]. There was probably no living issue by 
this marriage, though Sewall notes that a premature birth 
took place in Sept., 1702. 

Elizabeth Poole was daughter of John Poole of Boston, 
by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Gov. William Brenton 
of Rhode Island. She was born 29 Dec, 1674, in Boston, 
but no record of her death has been discovered. Her 
grandfather was Capt. William Poole*, who died in 1674, 
aged 81 years, whose arms appear on his tombstone in 
Dorchester, and who was the brother of Elizabeth Poole, 
"the chief cause of building at Taunton". 

John Poole died 10 Nov., 1711, and was buried in the 
family tomb, on which may still be read the parentage of 
his wife, and names of several of his children and grand- 
children. One of his daughters, Jane, married Timothy 
Lindall of the Salem family of that name. 

Rev. John Sparhawk now married with Mrs. Priscilla 
(Waldron) Hay man, widow of the younger Capt. Nathan 

♦William Poole and Agnes Sparrowhawk married by license at St. Saviours, South wark, 
London, 30 July, 1G09. (JV. Y. Biog. Gen. Rec, 1806, p. 161.) Capt. William Poole, however, 
was born in 1593, and his wife was Mary. 

Rev. John Sparhawk 151 

Hayman, and daughter of Dr. Isaac and Priscilla (Byfield) 
Waldron. She was born in Boston, 12 July, 1681. She 
was own cousin of the lady whom Sparhawk had first 
sought to wed, and was step-daughter to Major Ebenezer 
Brenton of Bristol, her mother's second husband, a son 
of Gov. William Brenton, the grandfather of Sparhawk's 
former wife. 

Madame Priscilla Sparhawk was thrice married. Her 
first husband was Capt. Nathan Hayman, a master- 
mariner and shipowner, a member of a family settled at 
Charlestown and Bristol, and originally from old Bristol 
in England. 

The elder Capt. Nathan Hayman, father of the husband 
of Priscilla Waldron, married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. 
John Allen. He died 27 July, 1689, aged 38 years, leaving 
six children, all minors, and his widow married 18 June, 
1G90, Nathaniel Blagrove of Bristol. Between Blagrove 
and one of the younger daughters of his wife, there arose 
a dispute over the distribution of her father's estate, which 
amounted to about £3,000. The other children, or at 
least four of them, seem to have had no complaint to make. 
See Mass. Resolves, Vol. VIII, App. Ill, pp. 650, et seq. 

The younger Capt. Nathan Hayman, of Bristol, was 
horn 25 11 mo., 1674/5, and died without issue, leaving a 
will dated 7 Jan., 1708/9, when he was about to go to sea, 
which was proved 13 July, 1711. He left his entire estate 
to his wife, ''especially my house in Bristol (lately the house 
of Major Ebenezer Brenton)". 

Mrs. Priscilla Hayman was admitted to full communion 
with the Church at Cambridge, 28 Sept., 1707. Perhaps 
Rne was living in Cambridge with her husband's sister, 
Elizabeth, wife of the pastor, Rev. William Brattle, 
during one of the many absences of her husband, who was a 
master mariner. Another sister, Mar}' Hayman,* was 

* Willi am Brattle wrote under'date of Cambridge, 2G Feb., 170S-9, probably to Gov. Dudley 
r, urring to the petition of Nathaniel Blagrove administrator of the estate of Capt. Nathan 
H&yman, referring to the fact that he had s »ttled with all the children but one), that, he, Brattle, 
**f» that Blagrove claims to have settled with all the children but " sister Mary", who has been 

i«i-: house above six \ears, wholly supported by him except £36 and is now upon her marriage, 
ifc and "brother Church" are likely to be bothered by Blagrove, etc. (3/ Archives, 17:220.) 

152 The Genealogical Magazine 

admitted to the Cambridge church 16 April, 1704, and 
married in Cambridge, 25 May, 1709, Rev. Israel Loring. 

The marriage record of Rev. John Sparhawk and Mrs. 
Priscilla (Waldron) Hayman has not been found. After 
his death his widow continued to live in the manse at 
Bristol, and Sewall mentions calling there upon her and 
her two sons in September, 1718, and again in 1720. 

In February, 1726/7*, the intention of marriage be- 
tween Mrs. Priscilla Sparhawk and Jonathan Waldo of 
Boston, was published at Bristol and Boston. They were 
doubtless married in Bristol, and returned to Boston to 
live, Mr. Waldo being a prominent merchant there. He 
was born in 1668, at Chelmsford, son of Daniel and Su- 
sannah (Adams) Waldo, and died 26 May, 1731, at Boston. 
He had been formerly married to Hannah Mason, and 
by her had children as follows: Samuel f, proprietor of 
the Waldo Patent in Maine, Jonathan, Hannah, and 

For many years prior to her death 21 Feb., 1755, at 
Kitteryf Madame Waldo lived with her son Nathaniel 
Sparhawk at Kittery, Maine. By her last husband's 
will (dated 15 May, proved 11 June, 1731) she was given 
£50 annually as long as she bore the name Waldo. She 
made her will 12 July, and added a codicil 15 July, 1749. 
In this will she names her sons John and Nathaniel Spar- 
hawk, her daughters-in-law, Jane and Elizabeth Spar- 
hawk, and her granddaughter Priscilla Sparhawk, who was 
under twenty one years of age. The will was proved 31 
March, 1755. 

Mrs. Priscilla (Waldron-Hayman-Sparhawk) Waldo had 
two children : 

*The marriage intention was published at Boston 8 Feb., and at Bristol, 11 Feb. The 
Waldo Genealogy, by Waldo Lincoln, states they were married on the latter date. 

t General Samuel Waldo died 1759. His daughter Hannah married Thomas Flueker, Sect'y 
of the Colony, and their daughter Lucy married General Henry Knox, of the American army. 
See Putnam's Historical Magazine, (1894), II, 201, for a portrait and sketch of Thon. as Flueker. 

X Bible of "Nathaniel Sparhawk given him by his son Win. Pepperrell anno 1770" now in 
possession of Mr. Everett P. Wheeler. 

Rev. John Sparhawk 153 

(1) John, born 1 (baptized 27) Sept.,* 1713, at Bristol; died 

Wednesday, 30 April, 1755, at Salem; married 4 
Oct., 1737, in Boston, Jane Porter, daughter of Rev. 
Aaron and Susannah (Sewall) Porter. 

(2) Nathaniel, born 4 (baptized 27) Marchf, 1715, at 

Bristol; died about 1789; married 10 June, 1742, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William and Mary (Hirst) 

The elder son, John, graduated from Harvard in 1731, 
and in due course took his degree of Master of Arts. He 
was ordained October, 1736, pastor over the church at 
Salem, Rev. Nathaniel Appleton preaching on that oc- 
casion. He remained pastor of that church until his 
death which took place after a brief illnessf. 

His wife, who died 26 July, 1777, was a granddaughter 
of Major Stephen Sewall, brother of Judge Samuel Sewall. 

Dr. Edward A. Holyoke described Mr. Sparhawk as 
"large in person, a man of dignity and an excellent preacher" 
(History of Essex Co., 1 :36). 

The younger son, Nathaniel, settled at Kittery, but was 
connected with Benjamin Colman in business in Boston, 
and later with his father-in-law's affairs. The handsome 
Sparhawk house at Kittery was built about the time of his 
marriage, by Sir William Pepperrell for his daughter, and 
escaped confiscation at the time the Pepperrell property 
was seized. Nathaniel was a member of the Governor's 
Council, and a judge. His second son, William Pepperrell 
Sparhawk, was made his grandfather's heir, was permitted 
to take his name, and in 1774 was created a baronet. He 
was a loyalist, and died in England in 1816. 

On the occasion of the birth of the elder son Judge 
Samuel Sewall addressed the following "sonnet" to the 
father : 

* N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., 34:200. 

tN. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., 34:200. 

^Wednesday last, after a few daya illness, died at Salem, Rev. Mr. John Sparhawk, Pastor 
of the First Church there. (Boston Evening Post, of 5 May, 1755.) In the issue of Aug. 25tb 
bis widow advertises for sale, a "valuable collection of books", and a negress. 



154 The Genealogical Magazine 

"To the Rev'd Mr. Jno Sparhawk on the birth of his son, Augt. or Sept. 

Hath God, who freely gave you his own Son, 
Freely bestowed on you one of your own? 
You certainly can justly do no less 
Than thankfully own yours to be his. 
Your doing so, may very much conduce 
To love him well, and yet not love too much. 
Don't love so much; you cannot love too well. 
Love God for all, your love will then excell. 
Love not so much, lest you too soon should lose. 
Our comforts wither may, upon abuse. 
May Father, Mother, Son be always blest 
With all the Blessings purchased by Christ. 
Sic tibi corde suo ferventior optat amicus, 
Omnia qui tua vult sua gaudia semper habes." 

Madame Priscilla Sparhawk was the daughter of Isaac 
und Priscilla (Byfield) Waldron. 

In 1876 the marriage certificate of Isaac Waldron was in 
possession of Walter Lloyd Jeffries of Boston. It reads as 
follows : 

" March 1 st 1674 

" These are to Certifie all whom it may Concerne that 
Isaac Waldron of the parrish of St. Bedast in Foster lane, 
London, and Priscilla Byfeilde of east Sheene in the county 
of Surry were married in the Tabernacle of St Bennett 
grace church on the 25th day of february 1674 by me 

John Cliffe Rector of 
Wittnes Richard King St Ben: Grace Church." 

Clerke and Register of St Bennett grace church." 

(N. E. Hist. Gen. Reg., 30:109. See also, ibid, 42:107.) 

Isaac Waldron was at York, Me., just previous to 1670. 
He returned to England, and helped settle his father's 
estate, and was of Combrooke, Warwickshire. He then 
married as above, soon returned to New England, and 
settled in Boston. 

He was a physician, but finding that profession unprofit- 
able he embarked in commercial ventures, and at his 
death, which took place 9 Jan., 1683/4, his estate was 

Rev. John Sparhawk 155 

insolvent. His debts were £5013-4-3. His involved es- 
tate was settled by his widow and John Usher. For her 
dower rights in the lands she received £222-18-0. There 
is every indication that he intended to carry on exten- 
sive trading and farming operations at Bristol, where he 
was admitted an inhabitant 16S0-1, and to engage in 
lumbering on the Piscataqua river. He owned the ship 
Primrose, 127 tons, which was built for him by William 
Henderson of Dover, in 1677,* and intended for the Bar- 
badoes trade. He also owned the pink or ship Priscilla, 
and sloop Dolphin. He also leased a wharf in Bendall's 
Dock in Boston, and owned land in Boston and Reading. 

There are many papers extant, including letters, which 
prove beyond question the parentage of Isaac Waldron 
and his several brothers in New England, and also his 
connection with Major Richard Waldron of Dover. 

He had the following children, born in Boston: 
Isaac, born 23 June, 1677, died in infancy. 
Priscilla, born 6 Dec, 1678, died in infancy. 
Priscilla, born 23 June, 1680, died in infancy. 
Priscilla, born 12 July, 1681, who married Rev. John 


Isaac Waldron was son of Foulke Waldron of Coventry, 
England, a blacksmith, whose will dated 9 Jan., 1669/70, 
proved 3 May, 1671, by his widow Alary, has been printed 
in full in the New England Historical Genealogical Regis- 
ter, vol. 43, p. 60. One of the witnesses to the will is an 
Isaac W T aldron, who is probably the same as the Isaac 
Waldron of Combrook, who assisted in inventorying the 
estate. This will disposes of a good estate, divided be- 
tween the widow Mar}-, sons Edward, Fulke, John, Wil- 
liam, Robert, Alexander, and Isaac, and daughters Mary 

•Deposition of Nicholas Heskins, aged about 3S years, that in beginning of January last, 
•dr. Isaac Waldron being in the house of William Henderson of Dover, Thomas Tare the smith 
asked Waldron if he should do any work on the Primrose and he answered that provided his 
brother William Waldron or Mr. Day the master of the ship did take account. 

Dirrick Adams, aged 36 years or thereabouts, 10 April, 1678, was boatswain of the Prim- 
rose. William Day, the master, was aged 38, Peter Pumry and John Smith of the ship's com- 
pany, were aged 21. See Suffolk files, No. 1734. 

156 The Genealogical Magazine 

and Katherine. Sons George and Samuel also receive 
legacies. Edward was given the house in Gosford Street 
after the death of the widow. 

Foulke Waldron was one of the wardens of St. Michael's 
Church in Coventry, and was a brother of William Waldron 
of Dover, who died in September, 1646, and of Major 
Richard Waldron of Boston and Dover. He was baptized 3 
March, 1610, at Alcaster, Warwickshire, son of William and 
Catherine (Raven) Waldron. Mr. John B. Newcomb has 
communicated to the Register a number of notes explanatory 
to and extending the pedigree of Waldron, which was com- 
piled from notes made from a Chancery suit (apparently 
1654) and from Alcaster parish records, by Somerby, and 
printed in Vol. 8 of the Register. The ancestry of Foulke is 
there shown. He was son of William as abovesaid, who was 
son of George (and Jane Shallarde) Waldron, who in turn 
was son of Edward Waldron who died at Alcaster in 1590. 
No mention is there made of armorial bearings. 

In the Gore Roll of Arms, under date of 1724, Richard 
Waldron, Esq., of Portsmouth, N. H., is credited with 
bearing arms: Argent, three bulls' heads cabossed, horned 
gold. {Heraldic Journal, 1:137 '.) 

There is, however, among the papers in the settlement of 
Isaac Waldron's estate a document signed by Priscilla 
Waldron, widow, John Usher, Nathaniel Byfield, and Henry 
Deering, which bears a seal plainly charged with three 
animals' heads, which cannot be made out; and the seal 
used by Rev. John Sparhawk on his will shows three 
animals' heads, which are horned, and which when first 
examined, many years ago, were taken for stags' heads. 
Undoubtedly the heads are the same as the seal used by 
Priscilla Waldron, and may be supposed to be bulls' heads 
as used bv Richard Waldron in 1724. However, it is to 
be noted that in the same series of papers above alluded 
to, Richard Waldron, the elder, in 1683, used a seal which, 
though broken, would appear to display three fleur-de-lis. 

It would therefore seem that the elder Priscilla Waldron 


Rev. John Sparhawk 157 

passed the seal on to her daughter, in whose possession it 
was when Rev. John Sparhawk made his will. 

In order to complement what has appeared through the 
efforts of Mr. Newcomb, the following copies and abstracts 
are printed, as they tie up the loose ends which have hith- 
erto existed in the Waldron pedigree. It will be ob- 
served that Dr. Isaac Waldron had not onl} r embarked in 
commerce, but had commenced an extensive plantation 
at Bristol, and probably contemplated making that place 
his home and headquarters. 

The account of George Waldron*, sworn 23 Dec, 16S4, 
for work done at Boston and Mt. Hope, "for his brother 
Isaac Waldron" which account "began about five years 

Estate of Isaac Waldron. 

Copy of letter annexed to account presented by Samuel Waldron: 

To Brothers 

I know not how to send you any letters for want of a direction therefore 
send word how to direct them, brothers since my mother's death my brother 
Edward has seised of all my fathers houses as heir at law & we have no part 
in them but we all siding against him have persuaded him to grant us ten 
pounds apiece more than these sums in my father's will expressed — brothers, 
my brother Isaac gave me a bond of one hundred & twenty pounds for ye 
payment of sixty pounds 5 years ago & my sister Priscilla his wife seems to 
take no notice of it to us. his books will manifest ye debt if my brother Samuell 

cannot remember it who was one of ye (this line is worn by the 

folding of the sheet) at John Clarks in London, my brother John Waldron 
has also a bill of 14 lb of Isaacs one writing for goods besides 20 1 a piece to 
Edward & Mary which my brother Isaac agreed to pay them as legacies of 
Alexander now I know not yo r laws in new England. I pray you to acquaint 
ray sister & Mr Usher with ye contents of this letter & make demande of ye 
debts according to yo r laws & if you can do me any service in it <fe gett my 
monys I intend to allow you ye legacys out of it if you please to give me suf- 
ficient authority to receive yors here for it for my brother Edward keeps it 

(No signature, and probably part of 
the letter has been detached and lost.) 

There is filed with the other accounts a statement by Peter Goulding, Sr., 
of Boston, who states that at the request of Samuel Waldron, an inhabitant 

*George Waldron of Boston and later of Bristol, blacksmith, married Rachel daughter of 
Thomas Baker, of Boston, blacksmith, whose wife was Leah daughter of Thomas Clark. Debo- 
rah, another daughter of Thomas Clark, married Col. Nathaniel Byfield whose sister Pris- 
cilla married Dr. Isaac Waldron. (Suffolk Deeds, 22:405, 407.) Rachel Baker was born 7 Feb., 
10.53, and baptized 28-2 mo., 1001. 

158 The Genealogical Magazine 

of New Bristol and brother of Isaac Waldron, late of Boston, deceased, he did 
intend to apply himself to the Committee appointed to examine into the debts 
of the estate. The said debt (of Isaac Waldron to his brothers), ''Nathaniel 
Crimes tells me is mentioned in Isaac Waldron's pocket book." This state- 
ment is addressed to the County Court at Boston, 2S April, 16S5, and to it 
is annexed an account rendered by Samuel Waldron, and the letter given 

"I, Samuel Waldron doe for my self & as Agent for my brothers Robert 
Waldron & for John Waldron and for Edward Waldron, & for my sister Mary 
Waldron claime from the estate of our brother Isaac Waldron deceased, 
"First for myself as a legatee in our Br. Alexander Waldron's will whereof 
our Br. Isaac Waldron died sole executor, & per our agreement due £20 & for 
7 years interest due £8." 

"due our Br. Robert Waldron by bond 5 years agone £60" 
"due our Br. John Waldron £14 by a bill of Isaac Waldron, £17" 
"due our Br. Edward Waldron £20, his legacy and 5 years interest", 
"due our sister Mary Waldron" the same. 

"The bond and bill above mentioned are in England & our brother Alexander 
will is proved in this country I think in New Hampshire" 
Dated at Boston 19 Sept., 1GS4. (Signed) Samuel Walldron. 

Capt. Richard Waldern of Dover, gentleman, to Peter Lidgett of Boston, 
merchant , in consideration of £000 sterling, conveys a brick house and or- 
chard in Boston, between the townhouse and the great wharf, which he bought 
of William Brenton, Capt. Thomas Clark and John Wiswall of Boston, mer- 
chants, administrators of the estate of David Seleck. 3 June, 1670. 

Suffolk Deeds, VII :19. 

Will of Peter Lidgett of Boston, merchant, dated 10 Feb., 1670-1. 
To daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Usher, £400 to make up the £1000 given 
her, of which the most was paid her in London, and to her daughter Elizabeth 

To son Charles Lidgett, £1000 when 21., which will be 29 March, 1677, and 
after the death of his mother "my dwelling house, being the brickhouse I 
bought of my Brother Waldern".* 

Daughter Jane Lidgett when 21 or married. 

Late sister Rebecca Camels' three children, viz. Peter, Mary, Robert. 

Sister Mary Smith, and her two children, John and Peter, who live in Essex 
(England), when twenty-one. 

Three kinswomen, cousin Crouch of Charlcstown, cousin Cooke of Cam- 
bridge, and cousin Rice of Sudbury, the three children of my aunt Lampson. 

Wife Elizabeth, sole executrix. 

♦Peter Lidgett married about 1G4S Elizabeth Scammon. 

Richard Scammon of Dover married in 1661 Prudence, only daughter of William Walderne. 

Major Kit-hard Waldron married for his second wife, prior to 1G59, Anne Scammon. See 
Scammon Family of Maine, by B. N. Goodell, in Putnam's Historical Magazine, Vol. I. 

William Walderne of Dover, one of the partners with the Shrewsbury men (Mass. Col. Rec, 
55, pt. 2) signed the combination of 1G40. He was an important man, and was drowned 
crossing a small river at Kennebunk, on his return from Saco, Sept., 1G46. 

Rev. John Sparhawk 


Codicil, 29 April, 1676. Daughter Jane deceased. My sister's children in 
England (meaning the Camels). Sister Mrs. Mary Smith. 

Son Charles intending marriage with Bethia Shrimpton. 

Proved 5 May, 1676. 

The widow Elizabeth married John Saffin in 16S0, the marriage contract of 
May that year being on file in Suffolk Files in the case of Charles Lidget vs. 
John Usher. 

In this case there were filed two inventories of the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth 
Lidgett, taken from her books to show her net worth, by her book-keeper, 
Henry Deering. The one of 31 March, 1680, showed she was worth £13464. 
Debts were due her from Richard Waldron, Sr., of Dover, George Waldron of 
Boston, and from Isaac Waldron £580. 

The other of date of 31 March, 1683, showed debts due her from Isaac 
Waldron of £986, and from Richard Waldron, Sr., and Jr., over £100. The 
name of George Waldron does not appear. These were sworn to by Deering 
3 Feb., 1690/1. 

Charles Lidgett late of Boston, now of City of London, Esq., will 9 Apr., 
1698, proved 16 May, 169S, names wife Mary daughter of William Hester of 
Southwark, soap-maker, deceased, to whom all his estate in New England or 
elsewhere except what he gives to his brother John Hester of Southwark, 
soap boiler, to bring up his children, Peter, Charles, Ann. Said brother execu- 
tor until my wife shall arrive from New England. The wife took probate 
24 May, 1701. (P. C. C. Lort, 126 Waters, p. 751.) 

The above facts explain the reference of John Usher as kinsman in the letter 
written to Usher by Robert Walderne about Isaac Waldern's estate, already 
printed in the New England Historical Genealogical Register. 

Warrent addressed to constables of Dorchester, Milton, and Braintree: 
Information and complaint being made to me by Jacob Amsden, waiter and 
searcher for the duties of excise, that Mary Litchfield als Hooper of Dorchester 
and Nathaniel Wyat of do. presume to sell Cyder, Rhum, or bothe and other 
strong drink, without licence, to arrest said Litchfield and Wyat, and to sum- 
mon as witnesses: John Bird, Sr., Obadiah Swift, Noah Beman, Eben 1 Daven- 
port, all of Dorchester; Peter Lyon, of Milton, John Jordan, of Braintree, 
Sam 1 Chandler, Peter Kelly, Jona. Chandler, Joseph Chandler, all of Dor- 
chester. ...... 

Dated: Boston 28 Mar., 1696.— 

Both were convicted on own confession, and were fined and Wyat was 
ordered committed untill he pay his fine. (Sufi'olk Files, 3293.) 


From the Transcripts or Register Bills at the Reg- 
istry of the Archdeacon of Sudbury, Bury 
St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, Tran- 
scribed by Vincent B. Redstone. 

{Continued from page 110.) 



Mary Musket daughter of Rich. Musket 20 Apr. 
Anne Wytherby daughter of Jas. Wytherby 6 May. 
Robt. Wynke son of Jn. Wynke 31 May. 
Alice Actor daughter of Robt. Actor 12 July. 
Jn. Stannard spurious 31 Aug. 

Margt. Woodcroft daughter of Geo. Woodcroft 12 Nov. 
Geo. Musket son of Wm. Musket 13 Dec. 
Faith Bulbroke daughter of Rich. Bulbroke 7 Mar. 

Geo. Forstall and Jone Clarke 24 May. 
Robt. Allen and Anne Hubbard 20 Sept. 
Wm. Myller and Anne Baker 20 Sept. 
Saml. Warman and Anne Kent 3 Oct. 
Robt. Baker and Basell Newman 18 Oct. 

Wm. Man 14 Aug. 
Robt. Grymsey 15 Aug. 
Anthony Butler, gent., 7 Dec. 
Marion Scaler wife of Wm. Scaler 16 Mar. 

1690. - Haverhill. 

Joan Hues daughter of Jeffery Hues 1 Apr. 
Jn. Carter son of Rich. Carter 8 Apr. 
Anne Curtis daughter of Reynold Curtis 8 Apr. 
Thos. Wryt son of Jn. Wryt 12 Apr. 
Cath. Besun daughter of Paul Besun 20 Apr. 
Giles Roulinson son of Hen. Roulinson 22 Apr. 
Margt. Harrould daughter of Jn. Ilarrould 26 Apr. 
Reynold Rsyment son of Wm. Rayment jun. 10 June. 

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Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 161 

Mary Cowle daughter of Thos. Cowle 1 July. 

Mary Mortlok daughter of Jn. Mortlok 2 Aug. 

Eobt. Smith son of Thos. Smith 24 Aug. 

Susan Fayerclough daughter of Lawr. Fayerclough 27 Sept. 

Ahce Taylor daughter of Wm, Taylor 18 Oct. 

Sara Clark daughter of Rich. Clark 2 Dec. 

Margt. Burton daughter of Wm. Burton 13 Dec. 

Susan Day daughter of Jn. Day 13 Jan. 

Steph. Dow [ — ] son of Alex. Dow [ — ] 13 Jan. 

Frances Fitch daughter of Rich. Fitch 15 Jan. 

Jn. Chapman son of Wm. Chapman 3 Feb. 

Wm. Ewin son of Thos. Ewin 31 Jan. 

Gyles Addames son of Thos. Addames 8 Mar. 

Margt. Clark daughter of Thos. Clark 7 Mar. 

Hen. Mortlok son of Wm. Mortlok 13 Mar. 

Margt. Brown daughter of Lewis Brown 17 Mar. 


Wm. Fayerclough and Joan King 16 June. 
Thos. Ewin and Alice Ebutt 1 July. 
Wm. Bayle and Mary Morrys 21 Dec. 
Wm. Dod and Margt. Claydon 28 Oct. 
Saml. Coole and Joan Cannam 13 Feb. 

Jn. Carter 16 Apr. 
Margt. Herrowld 17 May. 
Jn. Burly 8 July. 
Elizh. Chaplin 10 Jan. 
Ames Warryn 10 Jan. 
Jn. Baynetsun 1 Feb. 
Rich. Clark 17 Mar. 

1590. Hawkden. 


Robt. Hamond son of Thos. and Ann Hamond 3 May. 

Robt. Frost son of Wm. and Fayth Frost 10 May. 

Dorothy Evered daughter of Ambrose and Martha Evered 13 June. 

Fyrminge Abbot son of Dorothy and Thos. Abbot 23 Aug. 

Wm. Skott son of Jn. and Philip Skott 6 Sept. 


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Dorothy Hamond s. w. 1 May. 
Thos. Browne an old man 23 Dec. 
A poor walking man died in Thurston Hall 9 Jan. 
Mary Thursby gentw. 17 Feb. 

1590. Haw t stead. 

Roger Mannyng son of Jas. Mannyng 6 Aug. 
Hany Wiffen son of Robt. Wiffen 6 Sept. 
Margt. Soomer daughter of Jeremy Soomer 14 Dec. 
Thos. Wiffen son of Thos. Wiffen 3 Jan. 
John Greene son of Roger Greene 30 Jan. 
Jn. Avis son of Jn. Avis 5 Apr. 
Jn. Griffen son of Jn. Griffen 7 Feb. 

Wm. Mortyllmcwe and Anne Fissan 24 June. 
Rich. Allbone and Rose Ford 2 Feb. 

Agnes Parken widow 21 June. 
Roger Mannynge son of Jas. Mannynge 9 Aug. 
Elizh. Mannynge wife of Jn. Mannynge 4 Jan. 
Elizh. Wiffen wife of Wm. Wiffen 16 Jan. 
Joan Wood mother in law of Jn. Adams 26 Jan. 
Jn. Greene son of Roger Greene 30 Jan. 
Thos. Gurlyne son of Thos. Gurlyne 27 Feb. 
Chics: — Roger Mannyng sen. 

Jn. Mannyng jun. 
Parson: — Rich. Adam. 

1590. Heringswell. 

Thos. and Nicholas Cappe 26 July. 
Margt. Bicroft 9 Aug. 

Henry Sprige and Ellen Sare 3 Feb. 

Nicholas Cappe 16 Oct. 

Thos. Wakefelde 11 Mar. 

1590. Hessett. 


Elizh. Cove daughter of Rich, and Elizh. Cove 30 Aug. 
Susan Bailey daughter of Roger jun. and Alice Bailey 6 Sept. 
Geo. Hunt son of Geo. jun. and Judith Hunt 24 Sept. 


Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 163 

Cordelia Bacon daughter of Edm., armiger, and Elizh. Bacon 21 Oct. 
Geo. Hoy son of Abraham and Mary Hoy 8 Nov. 


Robt. Carver and Joan Reynolds 23 Nov. 

Jn. Futter of Thurston Co. Norf. widower gent, and Margt. Cornwallys 
gentw. s. w. 8 Mar. (licence). 


Agnes wife of Thos. Drake 15 June. 
Jane Grime wife of Rich. Grime 23 July. 
Cicely Tfflot wife of Wm. Tillot 25 July. 
Joan Downing wife of Hen. Downing G Aug. 
Elizh. Grime daughter of Rich. Grime 2 Oct. 
Inft. auwuv/jios of Thos. and Alice Bacon 12 Jan. 

1590. HlNDERCLAY. 


Anne Locke daughter of Robt. Locke 2 Aug. 
Sarah Osborne daughter of Thos. Osborne 15 Sept. 
Jn. Ong. son of Jn. Ong 27 Oct. 
Jas. Morse son of Thos. Morse 10 Nov. 

Jn. Ong and Margt. Brice 7 May. 

Chws.: — Thos. Symonde. 
Rich. Penye. 

1590. Hopton. 

Mary Smythe daughter of Robt. and Margt, Smythe 5 Apr. 
Mary Spurgen daughter of Hen. and Joan Spurgen 3 May. 
Rich. Ducklin son of Thos. and Bridget Ducklin 9 June. 
Margt, Symon daughter of Rich, and Alice Symon 9 Aug. 
Jn. Knight son of Bridget and Anne Knight 23 Aug. 
Thos. Angold son of Thos. and Elizh. Angola 20 Sept, 
Joan Warde daughter of Jn. and Joan Warde 20 Sept. 
Xpofer Force son of Robt. and Margt, Porce 27 Dec. 
Jn. Parker son of Wm. and Margt. Parker G Jan. 
Prudence Beart daughter of Robt. and Mary Bcart 13 Feb 

Rich. Gilbert and Margt. Smythe alias Tostocke 10 May. 
Roger Burton and Agnes Asty widow 19 Oct. 



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Kath. Nonne wife of Rich. Nonne 10 May. 
Wm. Jeyes 25 June. 
Agnes Astye wife of Geo. Astye 7 Sept. 
Rich. Ducklin 28 Dec. 

Prudence Beart daughter of Robt. Beart 1 Mar. 
Chws.: — Jude Mason. 
Rich. Gilbert. 



Wm. Cunstable son of Wm. Cunstable 5 June. 
Alice Rogers daughter of Thos. Rogers 5 July. 
Susan Bently daughter of Jn. Bently 5 July. 
Martha Browne daughter of Thos. Browne 9 Aug. 
Jn. Bowles son of Edw. Bowles gent. 11 Aug. 
Jn. Frost son of Rich. Frost 13 Sept. 
Sarah Dickby daughter of Rich. Dickby 4 Oct. 
Margt. Web daughter of Jn. Web jun. 23 Oct. 
Jn. Pilgryme son of Elias Pilgryme 13 Dec. 
Leonard Hardy son of Roger Hardy 10 Jan. 
Robt. Ive son of Robt. Ivc 24 Jan. 
Jn. Pettit son of Jn. Pettit 7 Mar. 
Dina Tyll daughter of Robt. Tyll 8 Mar. 
Sara Lurkyn daughter of Jn. Lurkyn 21 Mar. 

Wm. Deeke and Margt. Sergeant Apr. 27 
Wm. Coote and Margt. Frost 4 Oct. 
Jn. Halls and Anne Carter 17 Nov. 

Robt. Hempsted 6 Apr. 
Steven Smethe 22 June. 
Margt. Bullyn widow 1 July. 
Robt, Tayler son of Robt. Tayler 2 July. 
Alice Rogers daughter of Thos. Rogers 6 July. 
Margt. Co well wife of Thos. Cowell 5 Sept. 
Sara Simpson alias Mathew daughter of Kath. Simpson 13 Sept. 
Mabel Hellom widow 7 Dec. 
Alice Gen widow 22 Dec. 
Sara Dicklyy daughter of Rich. Dickby 2S Dec. 
Anne Sare daughter of Giles Sarc 3 Jan. 
Joan Westrop daughter of Jn. Westrop 15 Jan. 
Thos. Wise son of Wm. Wise 6 Mar. 
Agnes Coote wife of Wm. Coote 20 Mar. 


Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 . 165 

1590. Hunston. 

Jn. Francis son of Jn. Francis 10 July. 
Sarah Stubing daughter of Edw. and Bridget Stubing 23 Oct. 
Anne Whitehead daughter of Jn. Whitehead 16 Jan. 
Cath. Steggall daughter of Thos. Steggall [ — ] Feb. 

Xpofer Pulforthe and Margt. 28 Oct. 


Anne Spring daughter of Robt. Spring esq. 25 Mar. 
Anne Barton daughter of Thos. Barton 7 June. 
Henry Goore son of Robt. Goore 1 Nov. 
Elizh. Neane daughter of Edw. Neane 6 Dec. 
Marian Crakingthorpe daughter of Win. Crakingthorpe 10 Mar. 
Jn. Gibson son of Jn. Gibson 21 Mar. 

Edm. Harvye and Francis Turner 4 Oct. 
Mr. Jas. Wolnohe and Mistress Anne Topsfield 12 Jan. 

Wm. Mallet 14 Aug. 

Jn. Dawson of Audeboroughe, in Co. of Richmond a wayfaring man 

18 Dec. 

Wm. Gayford son of Jn. Gayford 2 Feb. 

Susan Arrowsmith daughter of Wm. Arrowsmith 6 Mar. 



Abryga Munson daughter of Rich, and Grace Munson 4 Oct. 
Elizh. Samon daughter of Peter and Ellyn Samon 6 Dec. 
Mary Partryche daughter of Jn. and Annys Partryche G Dec. 
Annys Wyffyn daughter of Thos. and Annys Wyffyn 28 Feb. 

Jn. Whyttyngc and Cath. Tymworthe 21 May. 
Robt. Bennynfylld and Jellyan Warryan 9 Feb. 

Jn. Dellfe 8 May. 

Alice Spaldyng daughter of Wm. and Elizh. Spaldyng 2 June. 

George Spynkes G Dec. 

Joan Russell 21 Jan. 

Jn. Partryche son of Jn. and Annys Partryche 21 Feb. 

Parson: — Wm. Bery. 

Chws.: — Henry Garrett. 

Thos. Talbott. 



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1590. * Ixworth. 

Win. Smyth son of Adam Smyth 29 May. 
Geo. Hammant son of Thos. and Margt. Hammant 4 Apr. 
Kath. Gates daughter of Andr. and Kath. Gates 19 Apr. 
Miles Dexter son of Robt. and Alice Dexter 3 May. 
Elizh. Child daughter of Edm. Child 11 May. 
Constance Mosbie daughter of Wm. and Annis Mosbie 24 May. 
Edm. Gale son of Edm. and Margt. Gale 28 June. 
Anna Rogers daughter of Wm. and Anna Rogers 2S June. 
Jn. Cooke son of Wm. Cooke 27 Sept. 
Robt. Campion son of Wm. and Rachel Campion 4 Oct. 
Bridg. Adson daughter of Wm. Adson 28 Oct. 
Frances Crouch daughter of Wm. and Margt. Crouch 17 Jan. 
Moises Lucas son of Jn. and Annis Lucas S Feb. 
Margt. Wood daughter of Jn. and Elizh. Wood 7 Mar. 

Edw. Lister widower and Mary Blomfield widow 16 July. 
Nich. Lister and Annis Garret 8 Oct. 
Roger Warden widower and Avis Smith widow 22 Oct. 
Hen. Tillett and Alice Vincent 25 Oct. 


Elizh. Warden wife of Roger Warden 28 Mar. 

Geo. Hammont son of Thos. Hammont 17 June. 

Elizh. Child daughter of Edm. Child 29 Aug. 

Susan Sharp wife of Hen. Sharp 11 Mar. 

Annis Padnall wife of Jn. Padnall 2S Sept. 

The wife of Nicholas Laurence alias Smyth 31 Mar. 

Signed: — Robert Ward. 

1590. Ixworth Thorpe. 


Susan Frost daughter of Thos. and Charity Frost 25 July. 
Kath. Tuffill daughter of Rich, and Kath. Tuffill 8 Nov. 
Clare Waller daughter of Jn. and Anne Waller 20 Sept. 
George Chynery son of Geo. and Rose Chynery 15 Feb. 


Jn. Wast 18 June. 

Anne Andrewes wife of Wm. Andrewes 17 Sept. 
Anne Harvey wife of Thos. Harvey 4 Feb. 

1590. Kennett. 


Thos. Avis son of Thos. Avis 13 Sept. 

Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 


Wm. Helder and Elizh. Shirocke 3 Nov 


Wm. Cheneric son of Wm. Chencric 4 Oct. 
Posthumas Miles son of Alary Miles 7 Jan. 
Kath. Larlinge daughter of Rich. Larlinge 31 Jan. 

Francis Ildread and Rose Fuller 4 Oct. 
Edw. Quintin and Mary Myles 25 Feb. 

Jn. Gardener 15 Sept. 

Sara Gelle daughter of Margt. Gelle 2S Oct. 

Ralph Manning 18 Nov. 

Jn. Manning son of Ralph Manning 19 Nov. 

Joan Manning wife of Ralph Manning 27 Dec. 

Curate: — Wm. Burie. 


-Peter Lambart. 
Robt. Ward. 




Rose Marshall 24 May. 
Jn. Jenings 21 June. 
Wm. Levitt 12 June. 
Jn. Thursby 2 Aug. 
Joan Halles 16 Aug. 
Francis Warren 13 Sept. 
Anne Taylor 20 Sept. 
Henry Levitt 12 Nov. 
Thos. Hobbs 15 Nov. 
Thos. Halles 6 Nov. 

Wm. Risbie and Joan Sare 13 Sept. 
Thos. Everard and Bridgt. Wagg 20 Sept. 
Geo. Marrow and Mirable Halles S Nov. 

Margt. Cainnam 2 May. 

Jeffrey Dearslie 26 June. 

Thos. Halles son of Thos. Halles 6 Nov. 


Little Thurlow. 
Elizh. Martin daughter of Jn. Martin 24 July. 
Steph. Kent son of Thos. Kent 20 July 
Anne Fincham daughter of Robt. Fincham 2 Aug. 

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Anne Haylock daughter of Rich. Haylock 1 Nov. 
Robt. Webb son of Giles Webb 17 Nov. 
Rose Adkin daughter of Robt. Adkin 30 Jan. 
Anne Dileston daughter of Nich. Dileston 14 Feb. 

Wm. Culmere and Margy. Head 26 Sept. 
Xpofer Fincham and Joan Cordar 11 Feb. 

Elizh. Fincham wife of Xpofer Fincham 24 July. 
Joan Martin widow 2 Aug. 

1590. Little Wrattixg. 


Susan Sewster daughter of Mr. Gylles and Anne Sewster 12 July. 
Thos. Davye son of Hen. and Alice Davye 10 Dec. 

Thos. Brasier and Dorothy Cole 24 Aug. 

Martha Warde daughter of Edw. and Judith Warde 25 Mar. 



Joan Wace daughter of Leonard Wace 6 May. 
Rich. Till son of Rich. Till 17 May. 
Isaac Maior son of Robt. Maior 4 Oct. 
Elizh. Cosin daughter of Jn. Cosin 4 Oct. 
Margt. Andrews daughter of Jn. Andrews 27 Dec. 
Rich. Parson son of Rich. Parson 10 Jan. 
Alice Archer daughter of Robt. Archer 4 Apr. 

Thos. Archer infant 24 Feb. 

Jn. Leache 2 Mar. 

Margt. Drake wife of Jn. Drake 1 Apr. 


Anne James daughter of Valentine and Margt. James 29 Mar. 
Sarah Button daughter of Thos. and Joan Button 16 Aug. 
John Ward son of Jn. and Elizh. Ward 21 Feb. 

Jn. Ward rector and Elizh. Baldwyn of Castle Hedingham Co. Essex 

28 Apr. 
Jn. Langdayle servt. to Sir Robt. Jermyn and Elizh. Ward 23 Aug. 
Thos. Clark s. m. and Sarah Barns widow 30 Nov. 

Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 169 

Nicholas Mascall 23 Dec. 

1590. Melles 

Lawr. Goodwin son of Thos. and Elizh. Goodwin 5 Apr. 
Anne Archer daughter of Thos. and Bridgt. Archer 5 July. 
Elizh. Holmes daughter of Thos. and Helen Holmes 20 Dec. 
Mary Fowler daughter of Humph, and Anne Fowler 17 Jan. 
Thos. Fenn son of Elizeus and Elizh. Fenn 31 Jan. 

Philip Bray 18 June. 

Alice Tiler wife of Jn. Tiler 4 Aug. 

Jn. Richers 25 Aug. 

Rose Tiler daughter of Jn. Tiler 16 Jan. 

Elizh. Holmes daughter of Thos. and Helen Holmes 27 Jan. 

Stephen Woolston 17 Mar. 

1590. Mendlesham. 


Edw. Mathew son of Edm. Mathew 5 Apr. 
Thos. Edgar son of Simon Edgar 5 July. 
Mary Piman daughter of Thos. Piman 5 July. 
Miles Keble son of Thos. Keble 24 Nov. 
Gilbt. Annis son of Thos. Annis 26 Nov. 
Elizh. Turpin daughter of Edw. Turpin 1 Dec. 
Priscilla Rigges daughter of Edw. Riggcs 26 Jan. 
Anne Burchc daughter of Thos. Burche 23 Feb. 
Nich. Doole son of Geo. Doole 2 Mar. 
Roger Thurberne son of Roger Thurberne 28 Mar. 

Edw. Stolworthy and Margt. Shipp 28 May. 
Edw. Brunning and Margy. Grene 27 Sept. 
Jn. Blomfield and Anne Salmon 13 Dec. 

Saml. Shepeherd son of Rich. Shepeherd of Mickfield [— J. 
Thos. Hubberd 2 Oct. 
Thos. Whiting 15 Oct. 

Elizh. Knights wife of Barth. Knights 8 Nov. 
Alice Cooper 13 Nov. 
Wm. Daniel 24 Mar. 
Pastor: — Edw. Rigges. 
Chws.: — Saml. Dunckon. 
Simon Edgor. . 

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1590. Newmarket. 

Margt. Noble daughter of Thos. Noble 16 Apr. 
Joan Fynston daughter of Xpofer Fynston 13 July. 
Hen. Shawe son of Roger Shawe 7 June. 
Anne Garnett daughter of Wm. Garnett 28 Nov. 

Jn. Sherman and Margt. Kynge 18 Apr. 

Alice Hopputer 11 Nov. 
Jn. Staver 30 Dec. 
Jn. Dinkrin 13 Jan. 
Wm. Staver 2 Jan. 
Jn. Watts 16 Mar. 
Nich. Jolii 18 Mar. 

1590. Norton. 

Eleazar Bownd son of Nich. Bownd minister 5 July. 
Josias Pimpernell son of Thos. Pimpernell 23 Aug. 
Susan Davy daughter Jn. Davy 15 Nov. 
Judith Browne daughter of Wm. Browne 6 Dec. 
Jas. Arthur son of Jn. Arthur 10 Jan. 
Jn. Osborne son of Jn. Osborne 2 Feb. 
Anne Caudwell daughter of Steven Caudwell 7 Mar. 

Jn. Smyth 2 May. 
Jn. Taylor widower 26 Sept. 
Jn. Kyng householder 10 Oct. 
Elizh. Lyster widow 10 Feb. 
Jn. Pimpernell householder 20 Feb. 
Edm. Grantham son-in-law to Jn. Harpham 9 Mar. 

1590. Nowtox. 

Jn. Adam son of Jn. Adam 28 June. 
Elizh. Bedingheld daughter of Jn. Bedingfield 2 Aug. 
Elizh. Steadman daughter of Rich. Steadman 23 Aug. 

Rich. Forde and Jone Stevens 2S Jan. 
Hen. Wentforthe and Margt. Paine 3 Feb. 

Joseph Cricke son of Jone Cricke 29 July. 

Baptisms, Marriages, an.: Deaths for 1590 171 

1590. Old Newt; v. 

Susan Dowlling daughter of Jas. Dowllug 14 June. 
Lawr. Tyler son of Ambrose Tyler 19 laLy. 
Anne Shepper daughter of Jn. Shepper ': Sept. 
Thos. Parker son of Thos. Parker 15 Sept. 
Jn. Fyske son of Raphe Fyske 27 Sept. 
Mary Egell daughter of Anne Egell 13 Jac. 
Anne Couper daughter of Jn. Couper 2 Feb. 
John Brame son of Robt. Brame 24 Feb. 
Martha Hammont daughter of [ — ] H amm ont 7 Mar. 

Jn. Couper and Anne Hogger 20 Sept. 


Cath. Gremwood wife of [ — ] Gremwood S May. 
Robt. Wink son of Thos. Wink 15 July. 
Elizh. Hall daughter of Wm. Hall. 7 Aug. 
Anne Shepper daughter of Jn. Shepper IS Sept. 
Cath. Wells daughter of Jn. Wells 26 Sept. 
Thos. Parker son of Thos. Parker 27 Sept. 
Margt. Turnepeny 20 Jan. 
Anne Couper daughter of Jn. Couper 14 Feb. 
Jn. Garnham 20 Mar. 

1590. Onehouse. 


Sarah Ryvet daughter of Jn. Ryvet 11 Oct. 
Rachel Formand daughter of Thos. Formand 6 Dec. 
Elizh. Mirtine daughter of Jn. Mirtine 20 Dec. 
Rachel Godderd daughter of Win. Godderd 21 Feb. 


Millesin Freman daughter of Wm. Freman 28 Jan. 
Signed: — Rich. Androwe. 

1590. Ousdex. 

Ranolte Marchall son of Barth. Marchall G Apr. 
Mary Ounggles daughter of Thos. Ounggles 11 Aug. 
Margt. Sigges daughter of Chas. Sigges 16 Dec. 
Emme Coulstone daughter of Xpofer Couistone 1 Jan. 
Mary Langlye daughter of Jn. Langlyc 29 Feb. 
Thomasine Hust daughter of Jn. Hust Mar. 


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Edw. Cheldrack and Margt. Poolie 9 Jan. 
Thos. Pratt and Margt. Pleasance 20 Feb. 

Andrew Disinge 6 Apr. 

1590. Pakenham. 


Mr. Robt. Ashfield son of Mr. Ashfleld 19 Apr. 

Benj. Kidd son of Arthur Kidd 12 July. 

Jas. Gilley son of Robt. Gilley 12 July. 

Alice Baker daughter of Geo. Baker 26 July. 

Constance Rogers daughter of Geo. Rogers 30 Aug. 

Jas. Tiler daughter of Thos. Tiler 21 Feb. 

Susan Dawson daughter of Hen. Dawson born 20 Mar. bp. 26 Mar. 

Jn. Baker 3 Aug. 


Wm. Hendster (sic) 30 Nov. 
Wm. Last 24 Dec. 
Widow Sadler 18 Dec. 
Chws.: — Jn. Palfrey. 
Thos. Last. 

1590. Palgrave. 

Susan Chamber daughter of Henry Chamber 12 Apr 
Simeon Rix son of Edm. Rix 13 June. 
Wm. Fulshare son of Thos. Fulshare 16 Aug. 
Wm. Culhame son of Thos. Culhame 16 Aug. 
Jeane Henrie daughter of Thos. Henrie 6 Sept. 
Wm. Crosse son of Jn. Crosse 29 Nov. 
Wm. Heme son of Jn. Heine 20 Dec. 
Margt. Pack daughter of Geo. Pack 28 Dec. 

Wm. Johnson and Jane Bucknhame 30 Aug. 
Jn. Browne and Mary Bootie 16 Feb. 

Thos. Printice 1 Aug. 
' Jn. Workman 13 Sept. 

Wm. Culhame son of Thos. Culhame 20 Oct. 
Margt. Bucknham daughter of Peter Bucknham 23 Dec 
Thos. Crane 21 Feb. 
Roger Hunting 8 Apr. 


Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 173 


Rich. Staple son of Geo. Staple 16 Feb. 
Anne Able daughter of Jn. Able 5 Apr. 
Mirable Reve daughter of Jn. Reve of Chipley 27 Sept. 
Temperance Bret daughter of Wm. Bret 20 Nov. 
Jonas Ridgwell son of Jn. Ridgwell 6 Dec. 
Elizh. Breckyn daughter of Jn. Breckyn 18 Dec. 
Margt. Collen daughter of Edm. Collen 7 Feb. 
Jn. Montayne son of Thos. Montayne a poore walking man 7 Feb. 
Robt. Dednam son of Danl. Dednam 14 Feb. 

Unbap. child of Wm. Payne 25 Jan. 
Jn. Montayne 12 Feb. 

1590. Rattlesden 


Edm. Adam son of Wm. and Ann Adam 10 Ma} 7 . 

Jn. Bond son of Jn. and Rose Bond 2-4 May. 

Walter Northing son of Robt. and Ellen Northing 5 July. 

Elizh. Stafford daughter of Rich, and Elizh. Stafford 10 Sept. 

Jn. Bulbrooke son of Jn. and Ann Bulbrooke 25 Oct. 

Jn. Cadge son of Wm. and Margy. Cadge 25 Oct. 

Wm. Wilsonne son of Rich, and Margy. Wilsonne 31 Dec. 

Elizh. Richar daughter of Thos. and Margt. Richar 6 Jan. 

Margt. Selye daughter of Abraham and Beatrice Selye 31 Jan. 

Edw. Bumsteed son of Wm. and Mary Bumsteed 31 Jan. 

Susan Bixbie daughter of Rich, and Elizh. Bixbie 2 Feb. 

Mary Runcton daughter of Azarias and Mary Runcton 14 Mar. 

Jn. Bulbrook and Ann Orvis 15 June. 
Xpofer Strutt and Ann Waller 14 July. 
Francis Cooke and Agnes Garrad 3 Oct. 
Jn. Roomphe and Ann Turpi n 5 Nov. 

Jn. Fenner son of Jn. and Martha Fenner 20 Ap. 
Robt. Bantocke 10 Sept. 

Inf. unbap. of Wm. Castleton gent and Ann 10 Oct. 
Rich. Manson 3 Dec. 
Math. Gammon late of Lestoft a poor man gathering by the Country 

31 Jan. 
Wm. Leach an old poor man 12 Mar. 
Sigiied: Rich. Wilson. 
Chws.: — Edm. Skott. Wm. Nunn. 

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1590 Redgrave cum Bodesdale 

Steven Huggin son of Thos. Huggin 10 May. 
Nathl. Jaspar son of Launcelot Jaspar 24 May. 
Thos. Peerson son of Thos. Peerson 81 May. 
Robt. Offwood son of Robt. Offwood 19 July. 
Elizh. Rasoon daughter of Alex. Rasoon 4 Oct. 
Peter Nelle son of Peter Nelle 8 Nov. 
Robt. Master son of Robert Master 6 Dec, 
Danl. Howe son of Jn. Howe 1 Feb. 

Robt. Debnam and Jone Jeames 27 Sept. 

Peter Parkyn 12 Nov. 
Joan Parkyn widow 23 Nov. 
Henry Edwards IS Jan. 
Ann Seywell wife of Jn. Seywcll 28 Jan. 
Thos. Seywell 3 Feb. 
Rich. Seywell 28 Feb. 

1590. Redlingfield 

Mary Coulson daughter of Wm. Coulson 5 July. 
Edm. Plante son of Xpofer Plante 19 July. 
Thos. Jolmsone son of Wm. Johnsone 21 Mar. 
Robt. Curspe son of Anne Curspe. 

Cath. Nyghtyngale 3 Oct. 
Rich. Backler 5 Feb. 


Jn. Sheppard son of Thos. Shcppard 12 July. 
Wm. Rample son of Wm. Rample 2 Aug. 
Anne Tallifer daughter of Jn. Tallifer 18 Oct. 
Robt. Dowe son of Barth. Dowe IS Oct. 
Jn. Typtot son of Jn. Typtot jun. 8 Nov. 
Robt. Borughe son of Robt. Borughe 8 Nov. 
Elizh. Nunc daughter of Wm. Nunc 13 Dec. 
Jn. Woode son of Jn. Woode 2 Feb. 
Robt. Howchin son of Wm. Howchin I. 14 Feb. 
Helen Dowe daughter of Robt. Dowe clerk 28 Mar. 
Jas. R amine eon of Rich. Ramme 28 Mar. 

Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 175 

Thos. Dale and Agnes Blake 10 Sept. 
Jn. Carman and Joan Deye 5 Nov. 
Rich. Bennet and Jane Lillistone 7 Feb. 

Thos. Pitcher 16 Aug. 

Robt. Sewall bl Aug. 

Robt. Baldwin son of Reginald Baldwin 17 Sept. 

Robt. Boroughe son of Robt. Boroughe 9 Dec. 

Joan Turner wife of [ — ] 12 Dec. 

1590. Sapston. 

Thos. Martyne son of Margt. Martyne 10 Jan. 
Dorothy Hunt daughter of Jn. and Fortune Hunt 14 Jan 
Anne Salisburye daughter of Edm. and Kath. Salisburye 17 Jan. 
Anne Deye daughter of Jn. and Awdry Deye 7 Feb. 

Thos. Nicholls and Margt. Clyngdowe 8 Nov. 

1590. Saxiiam parva. 

Mary Berrie daughter of Jefferie Berrie 26 Apr. 
Thos. Chinerie son of Thos. Chinerie 26 July. 
Elizh. Robinson daughter of Thos. Robinson 27 Sept. 
Mary Warren daughter of Wra. Warren 11 Oct. 
Francis Pleasance son of Geo. Pleasance 26 Dec. 
Jn. Byshop son of Jn. Byshop 3 Jan. 
Francis Crowe son of Francis Crowe 2 Feb. 

Wm. Smith and Dorothy Howe 27 Sept. 

1590. Soham. 

Thos. Rayner son of Edw. and Anes Rayner 29 Mar. 
Wm. Hynum son of Jn. and Mary Hynum 12 Apr.' 
Mark Pechy son of Jn. and Margt. Pechy 27 Apr. 
Alice Hyls daughter of Wm. and Margt. Hyls 2 June. 
Mary Barns daughter of Rich, and Margt. Barns 12 June. 
Anne Amner daughter of Peter and Annes Amner 25 June. 
Elizh. Tabcram daughter of Thos. and Alice Taberam 16 July. 
Francys Greene daughter of Jn. and Joan Greene 25 July. 
Robt. Shepley son of Wm. and Rachel Shcpley 2 Aug. 
Alice Barge daughter of Thos. and Alice Barge 15 Sept. 


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Thos. Pechy son of Jn. and Bassell Pechy 25 Sept. 
Nich. Spylman son of Edw. and Elizh. Spylman 25 Sept. 
Edw. Dawson son of Jn. and Martha Dawson 2 Oct. 
Anes Gats daughter of Leon and Margt. Gats 15 Oct. 
Bassyll Say daughter of Robt. and Joan Say 1 Nov. 
Jn. Goodwyn son of Rich, and Margt. Goodwyn 23 Dec. 
Alice Pechy daughter of Jn. and Alice Peclry 27 Dec. 
Edw. Carlton son of Robt. and Elizh. Carlton 6 Jan. 
Mildred Bres daughter of Roger and Alice Bres 10 Jan. 
Jn. Dobbson son of Thos. and Grace Dobbson 10 Jan. 
Robt. Norfolk son of Robt. and Cath. Norfolk 24 Jan. 
Peter Begsbye son of Robt. and Susan Begsbye 24 Jan. 
Jn. Ingram son of Harry and Cassandra Ingram 24 Jan. 
Mar}' Gonston daughter of Jn. and Awdry Gonston 24 Feb. 
Robt. Shvne son of Wm. and Parnell Shvne 10 Mar. 

Antony Twysleton and [ — ] 29 Apr. 
Nich. Lows and Elen [ ] 6 May. 
Jn. Clark and Anes [ ] 25 May. 
Jn. Canome and Mary [ ] 1 June. 
Harry Stobyn and Rose [ ] 28 July. 
Robt. Chapman and Mary [ ] 12 Sept. 
Oliver Reve and Dorothy | ] 13 Sept. 
Jn. Arnold and Anes [ ] 22 Sept. 
Rich. Smyth and Maryon [ ] 4 Oct. 
Thos. Rayner and Alice [ ] 12 Oct. 
Wm. Pechy and Laura [ ] 20 Oct. 
Robt. Donyche and Maud [ ] 28 Oct. 
Jn. Haryson and Ellen [ ] 25 Nov. 
Wm. Yaxley and Margy. [ ] 10 Jan. 
Jn. Hogkyne and Elizh. [ ] 14 Jan. 

Wm. Wardall IS Mar. 

Jn. Chykyt 20 Mar. 

Margt. Lambard 27 Mar. 

Jn. Haryson 10 Apr. 

Margt. Pyckes 14 Apr. 

Cicely Long 22 May. 

Robt. Robynsone 14 June. 

Elizh. Johnsone 15 June. 

Two poore walking women killed by lightning 19 June. 

Rose Thomson 17 July. 

Margt. Smyth 30 July. 

Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 111 

Edm. Cha-borrs 4 Aug. 
Cath. Lawrence 6 Aug. 
Robt. Mordene 9 Aug. 
Margt. Hogkyn 25 Sept. 
Harry Boures 1 Oct. 
Rich. Want 28 Oct. 
Jn. Long 3 Nov. 
Thos. Thomsone 24 Nov. 
Joan Gene 3 Dec. 
Franc\ T s Rayner 29 Dec. 
Joan Bauer 13 Jan. 
Robt. P3'ckes 24 Jan. 
Leonard Gats 28 Jan. 
Thos. Rayner 2 Feb. 
Jn. Partrycke 24 Feb. 
Thos. Gylet 4 Mar. 
Francys Smyth 7 Mar. 
Hugh Tbomsson 10 Mar. 

1590. Stanesfield. 

Francis Debnam son of Francis Debnam 31 May. 
Jn. Westroppe son of Geo. and Alice Westroppe 23 Aug. 
Wm. Farner son of Wm. Farner at Hucsler 27 Sept. 
Deborah Collyn alias Sanders base born suddenly in the parish of a 

roguish woman 8 Nov. 
Cath. Boyly daughter of Thos. and Anne Boyly 29 Nov. 
Elizh. Cook daughter of Wm. and Rose Cook 1 Jan. 
Flizh. Staples daughter of Jn. and Anne Staples 7 Feb. 
Elizh. Houghton daughter of Jn. and Anne Houghton 28 Feb. 

Thos. Grigges of Cavendish and Margt. Houghton of Debden 10 Dec. 


Edw. Andrew 24 Nov. 

Rich. Drury gent 9 Dec. 

Alice Debnam widow 20 Mar. 

1590. Stanton All Saints 

Bridget Groom daughter of Jn. Groom 16 Sept. 
Rich. Chapman son of Robt. Chapman 14 Nov. 
Jn. Monds son of Robt. Monds 25 Nov. 
Jn. Hadley son of Jn. Hadley 12 Dec. 
Elen Crask daughter of Thos. Crask 4 Mar. 

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Anne Cooke daughter of Rich. Cooke 6 Mar. 
Thos. Noble son of Thos. Noble jun. 27 Mar. 
Robt. Doo son of Jn. Doo 4 Apr. 

Thos. Newton son of Thos. Newton and Elizh. Potter 29 Sept. 
Saml. Brett and Joan Leverich 7 Oct. 
Rich. Cook and Annis Pommis 9 Jan. 

Mr. Robt. Ashfield son of Mr. Robt. Ashfield jun. 5 Jan. 
Anne Rogers daughter of Thos. Rogers 10 Oct. 
Marian Valiant wife of Jn. Valiant 13 Jan. 
Audrey Vice 16 Apr. 

1590. Stanton St. John. 


Robert Miller son of Jn. and Mary Miller 24 June. 
Avis Clerk daughter of Thos. Clerk 1 Dec. 
Alice Garnham daughter of Thos. Garnham 22 Dec. 
Anne Turner daughter of Robt. Turner 24 Jan. 
Anne Mosse daughter of Jn. Mosse 20 Feb. 
Ambrose Cotton son of Thos. Cotton 18 July. 

Thos. Newton 28 Apr. 

Geo. Osborne 14 Oct. 

Thos. Gouch 27 Dec. 

Kath. Wink 28 Dec. 

Robt. Miller son of John Miller 4 Jan. 

1590. Stoke Ashe 

Robt. Peake son of Peake the Turner 10 Jan. 
Jn. Alderych son of Jn. of Stoke Hall and Mary Alderych 24 Jan. 
Saml. Read son of Jn. and Ellen Read 21 Feb. 
Jn. Alderych son of Jn. of Woode Halle and Judith Alderych 21 Nov. 

Roger TVynke of Barton and Tomasine Harvey 3 Sept. 
Jas. Lynge and Elizh. Peake 6 Dec. 

Jn. Alderych of Stoke Hall Aug. 29 
Robt. Peake son of Peake the Turner 26 Jan. 

(To be continued.) 


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(Continued from p. 17.) 

[The following records are attested by Denison Cooke, 
Town Clerk, as are also all preceding after p. 5.] 
[p. 1G.] Births and Deaths of Luther and Polly Bing- 
ham's Children. 

Anna Maria Bingham, born in Morristown, Aug. 6, 
1802. Died Aug. 14, 1803. 
Hiram Bingham, born in Morristown, July 5, 1S04. 
Luther Stillman Bingham, born in Morristown, April 

12, 1807. 

Thomas Bingham, born in Morristown, Dec. 4, 1S10. 
Died Jan. 13, 1811. 

Mary Comings Bingham, born in Morristown, May 4, 

Benjamin Comings Bingham, born in Morristown, July 

13, 1817. 

Emma Bingham, born in Morristown, May 22, 1S20. 
(Recorded Feb. 1822.) 

At Morristown, Jan. 17, 1822, Nelson Slocumb and 
Lovisa Goodale, both of Morristown, married by Luther 
Bingham, J. P. Recorded Feb. 4, 1822. 

At Morristown Dec. 5, 1822, Air. John Page, of Hyde 
Park, and Miss Wealthy Allen of Morristown, a minor 
under the age of 18 years, married, " after Consent of her 
parents", in presence of John H. Kimball, James Little, 
Joseph W. Safford, "and many others," by Joshua Saw- 
yer, J. P. Recorded Jan. 5, 1823. 

[p. 17.] Gideon Maxim and Laura Darling both of 
Morristown, married Dec. 5, 1822, by Charles Meigs, J. P. 
Recorded March G, 1S23. 



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Ephraim Eaton and Malinda Goodell, married Feb. 11, 
1823. Charles Meigs, J. P. Recorded March 6, 1823. 

At Morristown, Oct. 20, 1822, Calvin Burkett and 
Abigail Slocomb, both of Morristown, married by D. P. 
Noyes, J. P. Recorded March 6, 1823. 

At Morristown, Oct. 31, 1822, John Sweatt of Hard wick 
and Sally Gates, of Morristown, married by Daniel P. 
Noyes, J. P. Recorded March 6, 1823. 

[p. 18.] Fanny Lucinda Noyes was born in Morristown 
June 11, 1816. 

Vernon Prentiss Noyes was born in Morristown, Jan. 
20, 1818. 

David Milo Noyes was born in Morristown, Oct. 21, 

David Milo Noyes died Sept. 28, 1822. 

Harriet Jane Noyes, born Nov. 23, 1821. 

"Family of David P., and Lucinda Noyes of Morristown, 
certified by David P. Noyes." Recorded April 26, 1823. 

Polly Poor, born in Dumbarton, N. H., April 26, 1800. 

George Poor, Jr., born in Dunbarton, Feb. 10, 1802. 

Amanda Poor, born in Morristown, June 11, 1807. 

John Poor, born in Morristown, Dec. 10, 180S. 

Elizabeth Poor, Dec. 12, 1813. 

Lydia Poor, Oct. 6, 1816. 

Dolly Poor, Nov. 29, 1819. 

"Children of George Poor and wife Polly Poor." 

[Certified by] "George Poor, Morristown, June 12, 1823." 
Recorded June 12, 1823. 

Louisa Gates, born in Morristown, Sept. 3, 1816. 

Irvine Galusha Gates, born in Morristown, Oct. 5, 1818. 

Children of Lovel Gates and Hannah, his wife.' Certified 
by Lovel Gates, Morristown, March 12, 1824. 

Orsemus Franklin Gates, born Aug. 25, 1827. 

Clarissa Caria Gates, born May 1, 1830. 

Carola Gates, born Jan. 4, 1833. Last three recorded 
Jan. 4, 1836. 


Early Vital Records of Morristown, Vermont 181 

[p. 19.] Arad West Sears, born in Morristown, Aug. 5, 

Dorman Dustin Sears, born in Morristown, Feb. 7, 1819. 

Lemira Marian Sears, born in Morristown, July 26, 1821. 

Leonora Allice, born in Morristown, Sept. 25, 1823. 

Children of Joseph and Lemira Sears. Recorded Aug. 
17, 1824. 

Children of Enos Cole and Celia, his wife: 

Hannah, born in Morristown, May 25, 1807. 

Daniel Wilbour, born in Morristown, Sept. 18, 1808. 

Celia Paterson Cole, born in Morristown, March 29, 

Enos Wheeler Cole, born Jan. 21, 1812. Died July 19, 
1813. [Also written July 29, 1813; perhaps partly erased.] 

Enos Wheeler Cole, born Feb. 18, 1S14. 

James Madison Cole, born June 4, 181 G. 

Charles Langdon Cole, born April 4, 1818. Died March 
28, 1819. 

Charles Langdon Cole, born Feb. 25, 1820. 

Harriet Jenett Cole, born June 23, 1822. Recorded 
Aug. 17, 1824. 

Martha Maria Smith, dau. Alfred and Sarah Smith, 
born in Morristown, April 3, 1823. Recorded Aug. 18, 

Lucy Warren, dau. John Warren and Harriet Warren, 
was born in Morristown July 23, 1824. Recorded June 10, 

[p. 20.] At Morristown, Dec. 1, 1825, Mr. Alvah Wake- 
field and Miss Betsy Stow, both of Morristown, married 
by Jacob Walker, J. P. Recorded Jan. 14, 1826. 

Cynthia Martin Kimball Bartlett, daughter of Jesse R. 
Bartlett and Nancy his wife, born in Morristown Feb. 16, 
1825, and adopted by Samuel Kimball and Cynthia Kim- 
ball his wife. Recorded March 20, 1826. 



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Harriet Baker, born in Norwich, Vt., Dec. 4, 1817. 

Stoars Baker, born in Norwich, Vt., May 23, 1820. 

Juliann Baker, born in Norwich, Vt., Oct. 17, 1822. 

Caroline Baker, born in Morristown, Jan. 18, 1824. 

William Baker, born in Morristown, March 23, 1825. 

Recorded Morristown, Nov. 27, 1826. 

Samuel Gladen Kimball, son of Samuel Kimball and 
Cynthia Kimball, born in Morristown, Aug. 19, 1826. 
Recorded March 14, 1827. 

At Morristown, March 31, 1828, Arnold Darling of 
Hyde Park and Rebecca Merriam of Morristown, married 
by Daniel Rockwell, Pastor of Congregational Church of 
Morristown. Recorded April 10, 1828. 

At Morristown, Dec. 30, 1827, Rufus Read of Strafford, 
County of Orange, and Lucy Mathews of Morristown, 
married by Daniel Pearson, J. P. Recorded April 10, 1828. 

(To be continued.) 


Eugenics and Military Preparedness.* — The relations of war to national 
eugenics have often been pointed out; the eugenic aspects of military pre- 
paredness are less often considered. Starting with the axiom that preparation 
for war should bear in mind the necessity of safeguarding national eugenics 
as far as possible, we arrive at the following conclusions: 

1. A military establishment should be composed of men of as advanced an 
age as is compatible with military efficiency. 

2. It should not be made up of celibates. Short enlistments might be 
valuable in favoring marriage. 

3. Universal conscription would appear to be better than voluntary service, 
since the latter is highly selective. 

4. Officer's families should be given an additional allowance in pay for each 
child. This would aid in increasing the birth-rate which appears to be very 

ow among army and navy officers. 

■* 5. Means should be worked out to establish men, at the end of enlistment or 
the end of hostilities, as rapidly as possible economically, so that they may not 
be forced by economic pressure to refrain from marriage or parenthood. 

6. "Preparedness," in the ordinary sense of the word, is highly desirable 
in order that the loss of men may be minimum, especially during early days 
of war when, if unready, a nation would probably lose heavily. 

These appear to be some of the considerations, which should be regarded 
in advance of war, if the necessity for defense is to be made as little of a handi- 
cap, eugenicaliy, to a nation as possible. 

* From the Journal of Heredity. 



Boston December 1783 Whereas an Insurance Office for the 
safety of property by Fire in all large Towns is beneficial and 
advantageous to the public as well as Individuals. — 

M. M. Hays proposes to open such an Office under the usual 
orders & regulations, of which the following will be the most 
Essential — Vizt 

That this company of Insurers consist of as many Members or 
Shares as can be collected in days from this time, and that 

each Share be valued at, Forty pounds — 

That any person shall Subscribe for as many shares as he 
chooses. That the amount of the whole of the shares when col- 
lected, shall be invested in Bank shares of the Bank now about 
to be established in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. — 

That the premiums of Insurances on Dwelling houses, ware- 
houses, Distill houses, Oil houses, and all other goods, wares 
and merchandise be fixed and established, as near as can be in 
the following manner 

and sum not exceeding . .£200,, Common Risque 

D° . . 200,, Hazardous risque 

D° . . 200,, Double Hazard D° and from 

£200,, to £1000,, 

£1000,, to "4000,, 

which premium shall be immediately paid on the delivery of the 
Policy. . . . 

That the policy be registered and signed by the Office Keeper, 
which shall bind the whole company of Assurers, not one for the 
whole, but each one for his own share or shares of the sum In- 
sured — 

That any Dwelling house, Warehouse, distill house, or any 
other Tenement, Insured in this Office, shall be known & dis- 
tinguished by some mark hereafter to be determined on, to be 
fixed on said Building together with the number of the policy 
on which is subscribed the sum assured on said Building. — 

That every policy be renewed Annually, and the sum be as- 
sured for one year only, And if the policy be renewed, the pre- 
mium again k) be paid down on the delivery of said policy. — 

That any House, Warehouse, or merchandize, Insured in this 

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Office, Consumed or destroyed by Fire, shall be paid for in thirty 
days after the same shall happen, and the proper and necessary 
Proofs shall be lodged in the Office. — Agreeable to policy & sum 
Insured. — 

That the value of any House, Warehouse, Tenement or Mer- 
chandise, that is proposed to be Insured in this Office, shall be 
Asscertained before the same shall be Insured, and such value 
to be made by Indifferent persons to say two to be chosen by the 
Company, and two by the Assured. — 

That any Property whatsoever Insured in this Office, that 
shall be damaged or hurt by Fire, shall be paid & borne by the 
Assurers, provided that the same shall amount to <pct. on the 
sum Insured, and any House, Wharehouse or Tenement, that is 
so Insured & only partly Consumed, the value of what remains 
undestroyed shall be asscertained, by Indifferent persons, chosen 
for that purpose, and when asscertained, the amount shall be 
deducted from the sum Insured, and the remainder or Ballance 
paid to the assured. If agreeable to the assured, If not, the 
remains undistroyed shall be the property of the assurers, at 
their disposition, and the assured shall receive his total loss. — 

That all persons Interested in this Insurance office shall and 
will on the alarm or cry of Fire, attend and give every assistance 
in their power to extinguish the same, whether the property be 
Insured in this Office or not; Nothing in this article is to Extend 
or is meant to Interfere with any Fire Companies, or any mem- 
bers Thereof. — 

That Three of the subscribers shall attend monthly, & during 
such month, whose business it shall be to Examine the Houses, 
Warehouses and Tenements, & merchandise, whatsoever pro- 
posed to be Insured in the course of such month and shall deter- 
mine as to the Nature of the risques whether Common Risques, 
Hazardous Risques, or Double hazardous Risques. 

That this Insurance Office, be known under the Stile & Title 
of the Boston Sun Fire Insurance Office, and we the sub- 
scribers do bind & oblige ourselves to pay on Demand to M. M. 
Hays, the amount of our & each of our share or shares affixed to 
our names — hereunto subscribed, as a Stock or Capital, for the 
support and establishment of the said fire Insurance Office, as 
aforesaid, which said Capital for the better security of the sub- 
scribers to be Invested in BANK shares as aforesaid. — 

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The following pedigree showing ascent in the direct maternal line is of inter- 
cut as it introduces Bickford, Pynson, and Robbins lines, concerning all of 
which there remains doubt as to the parentage of the progenitor of each family. 
John Bickford was presumably the son of George and Christian Bickford, but 
proof is lacking; no satisfactory identification has been made of William Pyn- 
fon's ancestry, though evidently he was a cousin of Thomas Pynson who wit- 
nessed his will; and who the "sister Greene" was, mentioned by Thomas Rob- 
bins, and who her and his father was is as yet undiscovered. To anyone who 
has sought to unravel the many connections resulting from the several mar- 
riages of Thomas Robbins the difficulties will be apparent. He may have been 
connected with Michael Spencer, as the latter's minor son was left in his charge. 
He married Isabel (sometimes called Elizabeth) the widow of Thomas West, 
who is styled his "predecessor" in Salem Town records, and in 1657 the Court 
records show that his wife was the mother of the unfortunate Thomas West, 
who was aged 30 in 16G5. The elder Thomas West probably died about 1651. 
Thomas Robbins was a character, an energetic, wide awake man, cognizant 
of what ever was going on in town, and very free spoken. His niece probably 
lived with him, and probably after her marriage continued to do so, resulting 
in her husband entering into a contract to care for Robbins and his wife, who 
turned over their property "worth £20 the year" to the Pynsons. William 
Pynson was a "fisherman," and when at home much given to indulgence in 
wines, and also the possessor of an ungovernable temper. "Fishermen" in 
those days were a class of independent sea-faring men who shared in the catch 
and made large earnings, frequently owning their own shallops. Robbins was 
a carpenter, but was also somewhat of a farmer, and in 1661 was constable, an 
officer with considerable authority and responsibilities. Any information 
concerning these individuals or their ancestry will be very welcome. 

Eben Putnam. 




married 27-12-1675. Called 
"cousin", and "daughter of 
my sister Greene", by Thos. 
Kobbins. She married (2) 
Mar. 1696/7, Joseph Boobier 
of Marblehead. 

of Salem. Will 22 June, 
1695, names William, son 
of kinsman Thos. Pynson 
(who is a witness), and 
dau. Rebecca, to whom 
one third his estate at 18 
or marriage. 

born 1617; will 18 Ap., 1681, 
pr. 18 Jan., 1687/8. Wife 
Isabel died 9 Oct., 1674, and 
he married 11 Mar. following 
Mary widow of Richard 
Bishop and William Golt. 
(See Putnam's Hist. Mag. Ill 
(1899) p. lGJ t .) 

bom about 1680, married 8 Feb., 1698/9. 


horn 8 Aug., 1717. died 16 Apr., 1781, at 
8alt>m; married 24 May, 1738. 

born 10 Jan., 1747, at Salem, died there IS 
Oct., 1782; married 12 June, 1766. She was 
tbe fifth child. Her younger sister, Rebecca, 
married 10 Mar., 1785, Dr. Win. King. 

of Marblehead, Salem, and Reading. Will 
14 Aug., 1756, pr. 26 Mar., 1771. On 11 
Jan., 1699, receives deed from Joseph and 
Rebecca Boobier in consideration of paying 
debts of William Pynson. 

of Salem. Constable, Selectman, Moderator, 
Parish-Clerk, Deacon, born 18 Sept., 1715, 
at Salem, died there 15 Feb., 1782, son of 
Nathaniel and Margaret (Palfrey) Phippen. 
He had twelve children. 

of Salem, born 10 Apr., 1744, died 28 Sept, 
1797. Major-general of militia. Merchant. 

born 19 Julv, 1778. died 2 Mar., 1S0S, at 
8alem; married 13 Nov., 1796 


of Salem, merchant, H. C. 1785, born 1768, 
died 25 Feb., 1826, son of Dr. Ebenezer and 
Margaret (Scollay) Putnam. 

* Subscribers are invited to contribute for publication direct lines of maternal ancestry. The 
only restriction being that there be four generations prior to 1800, through mothers only, and 
condensed to enable the pedigree to be printed on one page. 




1 June, 

From the Bible of Gen. John Fisk, formerly in possession of the 
family of Edward Allen of Salem, from a copy made Dec. 1, 
1883, by Eben Putnam. 

John Fisk, born 10 April, 1744, at Salem. 

Lydia Phippen,| born 22 Jan., 1747, died J- 
18 Oct., 1782. J 

Lydia Fisk, born 17 March, 1768, died 14 Sept., 1785. 

Anna Fisk, born 12 June, 1770. 

Sarah Fisk, born 30 June, 1772, died 7 Jan., 1795, married 22 
May, 1791, Eben r Putnam. 

Peggy Fisk, born 7 April, 1775, died 20 Oct., 1792. 

Betsy Fisk, born 19 July, 1778, died 1808,t married 13 
Nov., 1796, Eben r Putnam.t 

John Fisk, born 20 Feb., 1780. 

Prissa Fisk, born 9 Feb., 1782, died 19 Aug., 1782. 

Samuel Fisk, born 9 Feb., 1782, died 30 July, 1783. 

Martha Hibbert alias Lee,§ born 23 Sept., 1753, died 30 Nov., 
1785, married John Fisk 11 Feb., 1783. 

Sally Gerry alias Wendall,|| born 1 May, 1745, married John 
Fisk 18 June, 1786. 

Major General John Fisk died 28 Sept., 1797. 

Ebenezer Putnam born^f 

Sally Fisk, born 30 June, 1772, died 7 
Jan., 1795 

Children of Ebenezer & Sally Putnam 

Ebenezer, born 27 Aug., 1792, died 5 July, 1796. 

Harriet, born 5 Feb., 1794, died 22 Nov., 1794. 

married 22 May, 

* Subscribers are invited to contribute copies of family records found in 

f She was daughter of David and Priscilla (Beckford) Phippen. See page 47. 

J She died 2 March. 

§ She was daughter of Col. John Lee of Manchester. 

|| She was widow of John Gerry of Marblehead, brother of Hon. Elbridge 
Gerry, and daughter of Major John and Elizabeth (Quincy) Wendall of Bostou. 
She died 12 Nov., 1804. 

If The date is omitted. He was born 17GS, son of Dr. Eben r and Margaret 
(Scollay) Putnam. 

[ 186 ] 

Records from the Family Bibles 187 

married 13 Nov. 

Ebenezer Putnam 

Betsey Fisk, born 19 July, 1778. She 
died 1808 J 

Children of Ebenezer & Betsey Fisk Putnam. 
Ebenezer, born 6 Sept., 1797.* 
Ada, born 22 May, 1799, died same day. 
John Fisk, born 25 May, 1800. 
Charles Fisk, born 19 Oct., 1802. 
Edward, born 23 Jan., 1806. 
Francis, born 3 Jan., 1808. 

Edward Allen, jr., born 21 March, 1764 ) married 2 Oct., 
Ann Fiske, born 12 June, 1770 J 1798. 


In 1662 John Greet addressed the Governor of Massachusetts 
Bay, seeking the latter's interference between him and his mas- 
ter, John Stone of Hull. From the petition we learn that Greet 
was brought from Newfoundland to Boston, and his services 
were sold for three years to meet the cost of his passage. These 
three years having expired, his master refused to exhibit the 
indenture. Also when he arrived in Massachusetts he had a 
"kinsman" at Salem, and permission being refused him by his 
master to visit Salem, Greet went without permission and re- 
mained there nine days. For this he was whipped, which he 
acknowledged was a just punishment, but he feels that to be 
made to serve an additional year, having already suffered pun- 
ishment, is undue allowance for the nine days service of which 
his master was deprived. He has no else to turn to except the 
Governor. (Middlesex Files, 1662.) 

Savage mentions John Greet of Westfield, 1671, perhaps from 
Weymouth. In the Court files under another year are papers 
in the case of John Creet, a servant, probably the same man. 

Peter Tufts was convicted at a Court held at Cambridge, 5 
April, 1659, for remarks which it was claimed " defamed the 
honored deputy governor." On 24, 4th mo., 1659, he acknowl- 
edges his fault. 

* See page 47. 




Notes from Files, Court of Common Pleas for 

Essex County, Mass. 

Marston vs. Holmes. Robert Holmes of Boston, mari- 
ner, late master of brigintine Biginning of Salem, grants 
power of attorney to Philip English of Salem, merchant, 
and Mr. John Valentine of Boston, merchant. Witnessed 
by Susanna Sewall and John Young. 

Depositions of Samuel Tapley, Benjamin Cox, Joseph 
Jacobs, Richard Bradway, fishermen, late of the Biginning, 
all of full age. Capt. Robert Holmes, master, Mr. Ben- 
jamin Marston, owner. On late voyage to Newfoundland 
arrived there in May last (i.e. May, 1708). George Willis, 
Samuel Pell, captain's boy, named. 28 Dec. 1708. 

Depositions of Philip Nicholes, Nathaniel Pribell. 

Summons to Thomas Blashfield of Beverly, Philip 
Nicholes of Salem, 25 Dec, 1708. 

Agreement between Matthew Shorr or Short and Robert 
Holmes at St. Thomas, N. F., 13 May, 1708. 

Freeborn Balch of Beverly vs. Lt. John Porter of Wen- 
ham, 1709. John Dodge aged 15 years. Skipper Balch, 
aged 16 years. Jonathan son of Lt. Porter. 

Mark Prime of Rowlej' vs. Richard Jackson of Newbury, 
1709. William Gedney of Salem vs. Robert Moulton, Si\, 
and Robert Moulton, Jr., of Salem, weavers. 1709. 
Nathaniel Norden of Marblehead vs. Joseph Morgan of 
Beverly, cooper. Debt contracted in 1701. 

Stickney vs. Lunt. Trespass. 1708. John Stickney, 
aged about 15 years son of John Stickney of Newbury, 
weaver, Sept. 6, 1708. Daniel and William Lunt sons of 
Henry Lunt of Newbury, feltmaker. 

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The Genealogist's Note-Book 189 

Elizabeth Arnold of Barbadoes, administratrix of estate 
of Robert Arnold, Esq., vs. Samuel Law of Concord, Middle- 
sex, 1709. 

Samuel Gustin of Lynn vs. Isaac Wheeler, Jr., of Stoning- 
ton, Conn. Breach of contract in apprenticeship papers 
dated 1697. 1709. Rev. Jeremiah Shepard of Lynn 
bondsman for Wheeler. 

Moses Pike, Sr., vs. Robert Pike, both of Salisbury, Mass. 
1709. Sarah Conners, aged 75 years, widow, knew land 
in contest, fifty years ago. Philip Greele, aged 62 years or 
thereabouts. Nathaniel Brown, aged 65 years or there- 
abouts. Original deeds on hie. 

Hannah widow of Robert Swan of Haverhill, only son of 
Richard Swan, vs. Capt. Joseph Boynton of Rowley, son- 
in-law of Richard Swan of Rowley, deceased. For parti- 
tion of property. 

Tobia Coleman of Newbury, deposition that he lived 
as servant to Mr. John Pickard at Rowley 55 years ago. 
Said Pickard died in 1683. 

Dr. Philip Nichols of Salem vs. Thomas Blashfield of 
Beverly, 1708-9. 

Samuel Spafford of Rowley, Elizabeth Sessions als. 
Low of Andover, Richard Kimball of Bradford, John and 
Jonathan Spafford of Rowley, David Wood and wife Mary 
of Boxford, Caleb Hopkinson and wife Martha, Samuel 
Kimball and wife Sarah, Richard Kimball, John Wood and 
wife Sarah, all of Bradford, Nathan Eames and wife Mary 
of Boxford, Richard Peabody and wife Ruth of Boxford, 
Edward Carlton and wife Hannah of Haverhill, Mary 
-Mitchell of Newbury, Sarah Mitchell of Rowley unite in 
selling 4 1/2 acres land in Rowley to Dr. William Bennett, 
being land set off by the Probate Court. 13 Jan., 1718/9. 
Essex Deeds, 38 : 66. 

Ralph Cross of Newbury, shipwright, Stephen Cross of 
Ipswich, clothier, Robert Mitchell of Newbury, shipwright, 
and wife Mary, all children of Mary eldest daughter of 
Samuel Graves late of Ipswich, felt-maker, and Elizabeth 



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Cross, youngest daughter of said Graves, and her husband 
Robert Cross of Ipswich, sell to John Graves of Ipswich, 
carpenter, all right in estate of Samuel Graves. 3 Dec, 
1733. Essex Deeds, 70: 138. 

William Mitchell of Kingston, Jamaica, sail-maker, one 
of the sons of John Mitchell late of Newbury, ship-wright, 
deceased, for £40 sells to sister Martha Jones of Newbury- 
port, widow, and daughter of said John, all title, etc., in 
prospective shares of brothers' estate when they shall 
decease. 2 March, 1764, at Newbury port. Essex Deeds, 
111:229. E. P. 

From Bristol County, Mass., Court Records. 

1757, 1 Dec, James Crownenshield and Persis Carpenter, 
both of Attleboro. 

1761, 12 Nov., Richard Crownenshield and Mary Lane, both 
of Attleboro. 

1762, 30 Dec, Christopher Almy and Elizabeth Sanford, both 
of Dartmouth. 

1776, 4 Aug., Sisson Spooner and Mary Bowdash of Dartmouth. 

1778, 13 Aug., David Davol and Mary Bowdash of Dart- 
mouth. , 

1786, 14 Sept., Joseph Harrison and Phoebe Bowdich of Dart- 

1789, 6 d . 12 th mo. Elehew Mosher and Ruth Bowdish. 

[1780?], 22 July, Phillip Cannon and Phebe Card, both of 

1720, 2 Aug., Robin Wait and Elizabeth Hix, both of Dart- 

1744-5, 1 March, Rubin Wait of Dartmouth and Rebekah 

1747, 8 Oct., Samuel Wait of Dartmouth and Feodah Tripp. 
1744, 29 March, Elizabeth Wait and Barjonas Wilcox of Little 


1776, 10 March, Stephen Wait and Lillis Church* 
1776, 15 Dec, Lilis Wait and John Webb. 

1748, 26 Oct., James Akin and Ruth Sanford, both of Dart- 

The Genealogist's Note-Booh 191 

1749, 17 Sept., Henry Sherman and Ruth Sanford of Dart- 
mouth. ^ 

1769, 14 May, William Sanford, Jr., and Alice Sisson. 

Thomas George and Remember Terry, daughter of John 
Terry, deceased, married 7 September, 1716, at Freetown. 

Marriages from town clerk of Dartmouth : 


1731, 3 Feb., Timothy to Battesheba Wilbore. 

1733, 18 Oct., Elizabeth to Henry Tucker, Jr. 

1734, 10 July Mary to Stephen Wilcox, both of Dartmouth. 
1734, 22 Aug., Rebecca to Paul Russell. 

1744, 28 Dec, John to Phebe Russell. 

1754, 3 Nov., Elizabeth to Henry Gidley, Jr. 

G. A. M. 

Isaac Dowie a native of Bantry, Ireland, died at Brunswick, 
17 May, 1822, aet, 53 years. 

[Buried in the lot purchased by his friend Laurence Joyce. 
His burial is said to have been the first in the new cemetery.] 

F. M. P. 

America Shelston deposed 4 Oct., 1699, that she lived with 
Patrick Dudgeon in Boston. (Suffolk files, 4008.) 

Prof. Stephen Paschal Sharpies, one of the editors of this 
magazine, has been appointed Historian of the Lawrence Scien- 
tific Association, consisting of the Alumni of the Lawrence Scien- 
tific School, Harvard University. The President of the Associa- 
tion, Howard Elliott, '81, was elected an Overseer of- the Uni- 
versity at this Commencement. Prof. Sharpies graduated B.S. 
from Harvard (L.S.S.) 186G, and was given the honorary degree 
of Master of Science by Pennsylvania State College in 1915. 
He edited the Cambridge Church Records, and was joint com- 
piler and editor of the History of the Kimball Family. He is a 
lueinber of various important learned societies. 




{Continued from p. 129.) 

An Unauthenticated Church Pedigree. 

A genealogical work entitled " Simeon Church of Chester, 
Conn., 1708-1792, and His Descendants", was published 
in 1914. Simeon Church was a great-grandson of Richard 
Church of Hartford, Conn., who came to New England 
about 1636. A pedigree purporting to show eight genera- 
tions of English ancestry of the emigrant Richard Church 
" condensed from a report by a genealogist in London for 
Mr. Alonzo Church of Newark, N. J., and used by his 
permission," appears on pages 3 to 7. Those who are ex- 
perienced in English research, will quickly perceive this 
pedigree to be a compilation of disconnected Church items 
found in various printed books, and a few unauthenticated 
vital records, the whole put together to satisfy the whimsi- 
cal notions of the compiler. 

It is needless to comment on the earliest four generations, 
disconnected data being compiled to present an unauthen- 
ticated line of John 1 , John 2 , John 3 , and Reynold 4 of Leices- 
ter. The next four generations, Robert 5 of Castle Camps, 
co. Cambridge (born about 1505), John 6 of Samford, co. 
Essex, John 7 of Finchingfield, co. Essex, with wife Joan 
Titerell, and Richard 8 Church, are derived from the 
Visitation of Essex in 1634 (See Harleian Society Publica- 
tions, vol. 13, p. 376). The Visitation pedigree simply 
names Richard as second son of John and Joan (Titerell) 
Church, but gives nothing further of him. 

The compiler of the pedigree furnished Mr. Alonzo 
Church, however, claims that this Richard 8 Church, born 
9 May, 1570, became a merchant tailor of St. Martins 
Ongar [Orgar], London; that he married by license of 
Bishop of London, 15 Dec, 1592, Alice widow of his brother 
Henry Church of London; and in 1613 removed to Brain- 


Erroneous Pedigrees 193 

tree, co. Essex, having had born in London the following 
children : 

1. Alice 9 , born 12 Jan., 1603. 

2. John, born 17 May, 1607. 

3. Henry, born 4 Nov., 1609. 

4. Richard, born in London, 6 Feb., 1610, married 18 
May, 1627, Anne Marsh, daughter of Edward Marsh 
of Braintree, England. Children: 1. Edward 10 , born 
26 Feb., 1628; 2. Samuel, born 3 Mar., 1629, d. y.; 
3. Mary, born 2 Nov., 1632; 4. John, born 9 May, 
1636. It is claimed that this Richard 9 Church was 
the emigrant to New England, "evidently coming 
over with his relatives John Marsh, Nathaniel Marsh, 
and Isaac Graves, who all came from Braintree, co. 
Essex, to Hartford, Conn." 

5. Arnold, born 23 Mar., 1611; m. Margaret Ward, sis- 
ter* of Nathaniel Ward, later of Hartford and Hadley. 

We would suggest that the "genealogist in London" 
furnish Mr. Alonzo Church, for publication, explicit refer- 
ences to original records covering the following points of his 

1. Where is the original record of birth (or baptism) on 
9 May, 1570, of Richard Church, son of John and Joane 
(Titerell) Church? 

2. What and where is the original evidence that this 
particular Richard Church was the same Richard Church 
who was a merchant tailor of London, and married there 
by license of 15 Dec, 1592, Alice widow of Henry Church? 

3. How does he account for the marriage of Richard 
Church to the widow of Henrv Church, whose widow if the 
pedigree is correct would be Richard's sister-in-law? 

The law of England, then and now, expressly forbids a 
man to marry the widow of his deceased brother. 

4. Where are the original records of births (or baptisms) 
of Alice, John, Henry, Richard, and Arnold Church, 
claimed to be children of Richard s and Alice Church and 


* An absolute misstatement; as shown below. 

194 The Genealogical Magazine 

stated to be born between 1603 and 1611? In which one 
of the 150 London parishes was their son Richard 9 Church 
born (or baptized) 6 Feb., 1610? 

5. What and where is the original evidence that Richard 
Church, merchant tailor of London, and married in 1592 to 
widow Alice Church, moved in 1613 to Braintree, co. Essex? 

6. Where is the original record of the marriage of Rich- 
ard 9 Church to Anne Marsh, daughter of Edward Marsh of 
Braintree, 18 May, 1627? 

7. Where are the original records of births (or baptisms) 
of Edward, Samuel, Mary, and John Church, claimed to be 
born on certain dates between 1628 and 1636 and to be 
children of Richard and Anne (Marsh) Church? 

The statement that Arnold Church (pretended brother 
of the emigrant Richard Church) married Margaret Ward, 
a sister of Nathaniel Ward of Hartford and Hadley, is 
untrue. I have the English ancestry of this Nathaniel 
Ward, and full account of all his brothers and sisters; he 
had no sister Margaret, and he did not come from Brain- 
tree or vicinity. 

As the registers of Braintree, England, do not begin 
until 1660, the alleged marriage record of Richard Church 
to Anne Marsh in 1627, and the alleged birth (or baptismal) 
records of their four children, cannot have been found there. 

In conclusion, it is evident that the Church pedigree 
given is not established; and that at present nothing is 
knoivn of the place of origin, parentage, or ancestral line of 
Richard Church of Hartford. 

J. Gardner Bartlett. 


RICE, RANDALL. Wanted to know the names of the family of Ran- 
dall Rice, who in 1790 was living on the Island of Nantucket, Mass. 

THOMAS B. RICHARDSON, Belvidere, 111. 

Johnson, Lamoille County. 


John Elliot Bowman. 

{Note: — It should be borne in mind that the presence of a record of marriage on the town 
books does not necessarily, nor in early days, probably, indicate the solemnization of the 
marriage in that town. Family records were often placed upon the town books twenty years or 
more after the marriage of the parents. Their marriage had very often taken place in some- 
town other than that in which they resided when the record was made, often it had taken 
place in some other state than Vermont. — J. E. B.] 

John Prince, b. May 19, 1770, and Mindwell Mills, b. April 
19, 1777, married Nov. 29, 1795. 

Amos Dodge, b. April 9, 1773, and Sally Clark, b. June 20, 
1771, married Feb. 18, 179G, "And moved to Johnson in the 
State of Vermont." 

William Henry Larrabee, b. Nov. 28, 1770, in Norwich, Conn., 
and Louisa Callender, b. July 27, 1774, in Sheffield, Mass., 
married May 2, 1797, at Shoreham, [Vt.] by Doct'r Timothy 
Page, Esq. 

Joel Wheeler, b. June 5, 1771, and "Martha Wheeler his wife" 
b. Feb. "29," (sic) 1775, married Feb. 1800. 

Lufkin Heath, b. Feb. 27, 1774, and Hannah Massuere, b. 
July 8, 1780, married June 22, 1796. 

James Page, b. July 26, 1766, and "Hannah Page, his wife"; 
("Cheney" erased: apparently the wife's maiden name.) b. 
Dec. 31, 1773, married Feb. 25, 1790. 

Eliakim Alexander, b. Dec. 12, 1766, and Azubah Eaton, b. 
Sept. 11, 1775, married by Sam'l Eaton Jun'r, Esq., Jan. 17, 1798. 

Benjamin Sanders, b. Feb. 8, 1774, and Polly Garvin, b. March 
10, 1779, married Aug. 26, 1795. 

Moses Balch, b. Oct. 7, 1777, and "Nabby Balch, his wife", b. 
Oct, 19, 1776, (Daughter Sally, b. Nov. 30, 1799.) 

Levi Clark, b. Jan. 1, 1771, and "Jenny Clark, his wife" b. 
May 1, 1771, married May 25, 1797. 

Enos Clark, b. Nov. 29, 1773, and Eunice Haskall, b. Dec. 31, 
1782, married Feb. 11, 1802. 

•Sept. 20, 1S03, Daniel Griswold married Abigail Morgan, both 
of Johnson, by Joseph Call, J. P. 



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Dec. 6, 1804, Frederick Parker of Cambridge, and Sally Moi- 
gan, married at Johnson by Joseph Call, J. P. 

Samuel Patch, and Patty Nichols both of Johnson, married at 
Johnson, April 5, 1803, by Robert Balch, J. P. Recorded March 
5, 1804. 

Joseph Dugard and Hannah Morgin, both of Johnson, married 
at J., Oct. 31, 1803, by Robert Balch, J. P. Recorded March 5, 

Solomon Balch, b. Oct. 4, 1773, at Topsfield, Mass., and Ruth 
Knights, b. June 22, 1777, in Middleton, Mass., married at 
Antrim, N. H., Feb. 1802. 

Zanthy Reed, of Johnson, and Eliza Sessions of Wolcott, mar- 
ried April 9, 1807, by Araunah Waterman, J. P. 

At Johnson, Dec. 22, 1808, John H. Burnam, and Lucy Taylor, 
both of Johnson, married by David Boynton, Minister. 

Sept. 25, 1809, Silas C. Crossman and Abigail Griswold, both 
of Johnson. 

Dec. 11, 1809, Jesse Man and Polly Griswold, both of Johnson, 

Dec. 1, 1811, Joseph Doan, and Lucy Waterman, both of John- 


(The last three marriages were by Solomon Balch, J. P., at John- 

At Johnson, Sept. 5, 1811, Joseph Ferry and Ruby McClene- 
tan, married by David Boynton, Minister. 

Sept. 18, 1814, John Griswold Jr., and "the Widow Hannah 
Heath", both of Johnson. 

Nov. 28, 1814, Silas C. Crosman and widow Sally Balch, 
both of Johnson. 

Jan. 1, 1815, Daniel Foster and Betsy Dodge, both of Johnson. 

March 10, 1816, Leon Nichols, Jr., and Elmira Parker, both of 

Jan. 2, 1817, Win. Boyes and Sally Burnam, of Johnson. 

Jan. 21, 1817, Lee Irwit, "of Mont Vernon, County of Hills- 
borough," [N. H.] and Betsey Nichols of Johnson. 

(Last six marriages above by Solomon Balch, J. P. at Johnson.) 

Dec. 11, 1815, Alford Clark and Mindwell Simons, both of 

Vermont Marriages 


Feb. 11, 1816, Clark M. Mills and Lucy Olds, both of Johnson. 
June 13, 1816, Josiah Jones and Betsey Crowell. 
Sept. 4, 1816, James Olds and Eunice Griswold both of Johnson. 
Dec. 12, 1816, Luke Nichols of Johnson and Hannah Carleton 
of Cambridge. 

(Five Marriages by Thomas Waterman, J. P., at Johnson) 

At Johnson, May 12, 1816, Enos Dickinson, of Paris, Oneida 
Co., N. Y., and Lucia Boynton, of Johnson, by David Boynton, 

(To be continued.) 


A meeting of the Council was held at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston. 13 March, 
• The Deputy-Governor presided. 

A letter was read from Mr. Henry F. Tapley regretting he was unable to 
accept the offices to winch he was elected, whereupon it was Voted: that 
the Secretary convey to Mr. Tapley the regret of the remaining members of 
the Council that ho was not able to assume the office of Governor, to which he 
had been elected. 

Various routine matter was disposed of. 

The following Resolution was adopted: 

Whereas by vote of the Council on various occasions in 1907 and 1908 
newly elected Freemen were excused from paying an entrance fee and annual 

Resolved: that ail members in arrears of dues prior to the year 1916 be and 
hereby are excused from payment of said dues upon payment of the annual 
dues for the year 1916, now due and payable. 

Resolved: that any person who is of the age of eighteen years but less than 
the age of twenty one years, who may be admitted to membership in this 
Society,. either as a Freeman or as a Sustaining Member, be and hereby is 
excused from paying an entrance fee for the time being. 


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The Council having voted, Feb. 4, 1907, that the proceedings of the Society 
should be published in the Genealogical Magazine, and the lack of funds 
preventing for the present any separate publication by the Society, it was 
Voted: that the proceedings of the last annual Court, and the revised Con- 
stitution and By-laws be printed in the March issue of the Genealogical 
Magazine, and that the proceedings be published from time to time in said 
Magazine, and it was also Voted: to instruct the Treasurer to subscribe for 
as many copies of the Genealogical Magazine as there were members in 
good standing, who should receive the Magazine for the remainder of this 
year without cost to them. 

The following gentlemen were admitted Freemen: 

Thomas Ordway, M.D., of Albany, N. Y. 

Frederic Lawrence Putnam, of Cambridge, Mass. 

Alonzo Herrick Garcelon, of Boston, Mass. 

The following gentlemen were admitted Sustaining Members: 

Nathan P. Thayer, M.D., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Samuel Eben Mitchell, of Cambridge, Mass. 

The meeting then adjourned. 

A special meeting of the Council was held April 20, 1916. 

The Secretary reported the death of Henry H. Cummings of Tidionte, Penn., 
a Freeman. 

The following gentlemen were admitted Freemen: 

Norman Kent Putnam, of Nazareth, Penn. 

Leon Brooks Bacon, of Cleveland, Ohio. 

The following resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved: That it is t he duty of Congress to provide immediate and adequate 
means whereby the honor and safety of this Nation may be maintained, 
thereby enabling the President to enforce respect for his words and acts, and 
be it further 

Resolved: That the sentiments of native born citizens, descendants of those 
who founded and preserved the Nation, should be of more concern to Congress 
than the sentiments of persons of foreign birth and affiliations whether citizens 
or not, and be it further 

Resolved: That we heartily approve the words uttered by the President in 
his address to Congress 19th April, 1916, and sincerely trust that further 
procrastination in what vitally affects the honor of this country and the 
dictates of humanity will be abandoned. 

The Secretary was instructed to make 'mown the form in which application 
should be made for admission to the Society, by publication in the Genea- 
logical Magazine. 

The meeting then adjourned. 

Applications for membership in the Society need not be ac- 
companied by detailed pedigrees supported by evidence. 

Application may be made in the following form, or equivalent 
thereto, and should be addressed to the Recorder* of the Society. 

Referring to Article II of the Constitution of the Society of the 
Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New Eng- 

*The present incumbent is Eben Putnam, 26 Broad Street, Boston, Mass. 

The Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay 199 

land, and to Section 2 of Article III, I herewith authorize you to 
make application in my name for admission as a 

Sustaining Member. Freeman. 
[Strike out the description not applying.] 
I have read Section 2 of Article VI of the By-laws, and upon 
notice of my election as a member of the Company will remit my 

If I should find at any future time that I am descended from a 
Freeman of the Company or any other person conferring eligi- 
bility to admission as a Freeman, as set forth in Article III of the 
Constitution, I will at an early opportunity make this fact known 
to the Recorder of the Company. - 


I was born on at , the son of 

and his wife, and my business or profession* is 

I am descended from , a resident of in 

16 , who was born , and died , and who 

was an Adventurer,! Freeman* in the original Company, who 

took the oath of allegiance in 16 , who was an original patentee 

of lands in New England. 

(Strike oid the description which does not apply.) 

Applicants unable to definitely fill in the above form, may be 
admitted as Sustaining Members, later transferring to the class 
of Freemen. 

It is the desire of the Society that membership should be wide- 
spread, and that as soon as possible the members in different 
states will form Chapters under Article IX of the Constitution. 
The Constitution and By-laws were printed in the March, 1916, 
issue of the Genealogical Magazine. 

*Please state civil, military, or other positions held, and if a graduate of a 
college, etc. 

fA list of Adventurers will be found on page 120, Vol. I, Genealogical 
Magazine, also in the 19th Report (1907) of the Commissioner of Public 
Records for Massachusetts. 

(Lists of Freemen will be found in 29th Report no (1900) of the Record 
Commissioners for the City of Boston, also in the printed records of the Colony. 
Savage's Genealogical Dictionary usually states the year of admission, if 




Edward Spalding, Benjamin Butterfield, William Fletcher, 
"in the name of the rest," "to the Honoured Court Assembled 
at Cambridge this third of Aprill 1660." "The Inhabitants of 
the Town of Chelmsford (as) . . . formerly we thought 
good to make choise of some among us for military officers for 
the company of Chelmsford, and whereas Thomas Addams was 
chosen and before presented for this Courts approbation, the 
Court upon some consideration thought not good to confirm the 
place upon him," ask for reconsideration, and that he and Sam- 
uel Foster be established as Serjeants, and Jacob Parker and 
Samuel Fletcher for two corporals. The inhabitants requested 
the Selectmen to present the above names. (Middlesex Court 
files, April, 1660.) 

Robert Proctor, Constable for Chelmsford, informs the Court 
that the "inhabitants of Chelmsford have chosen for ther Comis- 
onors to end small causes: James Blood: James Parker and 
Thomas Adams and doe desire that this honoured Courtt woold 
[establish] them for thatt woorke." 2 th 2 mo., 1660. 

James Blood* to the "honered maiestrats asembled at Cam- 

"That whare as I by gods blessing have atayned to the age of 
55 years dyvers whare of I have served a sarjant under the com- 
mand of Major Willard and beeing by gods providcns disabled 
by reason of the breach of one of my shoulder boans in so much 
that I have not beene able to induer the wareing of my sword in 
tyme of exercise: finding my infirmete daly prevailing upon mee 
puts mee upon to present you with this my request which is that 
you would bee pleased to give mee a dispensation from ordinal'}' 

Thomas Adams Sariant. 
Chelmsford: 30: 1 166 (0). 

* Written in a good hand by the petitioner. 









* . 

Joseph Hewes 

Born 23 Jan., 1730, died 10 Nov., 1779, a signer of the Declaration 

of Independence 




Vol. III. 

September, 1916. 

No. 4 


It is a matter of interest and of great importance in 
attempting to trace the ancestry of the founders of Ameri- 
can families, to know in what old world localities the 
name is found, the forms in which it occurs, and its origin, 
as this may furnish clews regarding variations of the name. 

Hereditary surnames were generally adopted by the 
English people in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. 
Prior to that period hereditary surnames were uncommon. 
Exceptions are chiefly found among wealthy land-owning 
families, among whom territorial names early became fixed, 
in some instances as early as the Norman conquest, but 
commonly not prior to the twelfth century. 

Names of individuals were originally derived from per- 
sonal peculiarity, local circumstances, or occupation, and 
became in time hereditary, and fixed as surnames. Con- 
sequently similarity of name is not proof of blood relation- 
ship, or even of common national or racial origin. There 
is also a modern tendency toward uniform spelling of names 
sounded alike, in marked contrast to ancient times when 
individual eccentricity in representing sounds by letters 
caused immense variation in spelling of names. Thus we 
have Hewes, Hew, Huse, Hewghs, Hues, Hu, Hughs, 
Hughes, Hugh. Because Hewes and Hues are variants of 

*For a genealogical history of families bearing these names, see "Lt. Joshua Hewes, a 
New England Pioneer, and some of his descendants, with materials for a genealogical history 
of other families of the name, etc.," by Eben Putnam, 1913. 



202 The Genealogical Magazine 

Hughes, a typical Welsh name, many persons bearing these 
names assume, without other reasons, that their origin is 

There is little question that in Great Britain at the 
present day the majority of persons bearing the name 
Hughes — the forms Hewes and Huse are uncommon 
there — derive their name from Welsh ancestors ; but this is 
probably not true of the 16th century. Guppy's study of 
the distribution of family names showed that, starting 
with 350 to 10,000,* the proportion of landowners in the 
English and Welsh counties bearing this name diminishes 
as we travel toward London. The territory in which it is 
prominent is a wedge-shaped district, with the point rest- 
ing in Buckinghamshire. North and east its place is 
taken by Howe and Howes, and Haw and Hawes, and 
south by Howe, House, Howse, and Hussey. 

A genealogist searching the records of any county on the 
borders of the wedge above described, if hunting for men- 
tion of the name Hewes, would be obliged to take notice 
of Hughes, Heuse, Huse (which was a modification of Husse 
or Hussey), Hawes, and Howes, and perhaps Hose and 
House; not only because of the likelihood of a clerk writ- 
ing the name carelessly, but because of the actual change 
which might have occurred in the pronunciation of the 
name. Certain vowels have been interchangeable at dif- 
ferent periods and in different localities, as u and o, e and 
a, a and o, and y and e. 

Ferguson in his "Teutonic Name System Applied to 
Family Names of France, England and Germany " states 
that the Anglo-Saxon words Hygian and Hogian, meaning 
to study or meditate, gave rise to the personal names Hugo 
and Hugh. The Saxon form is common in English but 
not in French. He gives the following derivations: 

Old German: Hugo, Hughi. 

Modern German: Huge, Hugo, Hug, Hue, Hu, Hua. 

♦In North Wales. 

Origin of the Name HeweSj Hughes, Huse 203 

English: Hugo, Hugh. 

French: Hugo, Huge. 

He goes on to derive from these forms many of our most 
common names; as, in England, Hughes, Hewish, and in 
France, Hughues, etc. 

Baring-Gould in " Family Names and Their Story," 
published in 1910, among Christian names adopted as 
patronymics, gives as derived from Hugh: Hughes, Hewson, 
Pugh (ap Hugh), Hutchins, Huggins, Hodgkins, Hoskin- 
son, Higgins, Hicks, Hickson, Higginson, Hewett, Howett, 
Hudson, Higman. Others equally skilled in guessing at the 
origin of names derive Hicks, Higgins, and Higginson from 

Bardsley says of How, Howes, and House, that they are 
but a form of "son of Hugh"; and again that Howe and 
Hews are from Hugo, but that the forms de la How and 
atte How, common in the Lake district, are derived from 
"how," a hill, and would be expressed to-day by "of the 
hows"; and for Hoo, which is but another form of How, 
and sometimes spelled Hoe, he derives an origin from "of 
the hoo/' a hoo being a spit of land. Hawe and Hawes 
are equivalent to "at the haw," which is a yard or small 
enclosure. Here again we get de la Haw and atte Haw. 

Thus we see that a man bearing the name Hughes may 
have been so called because he was the son of Hugh; also 
that he might in some districts have been called Hewes, 
Howes, or Hawes. Also a man named Hawes or Howes 
might be so called because he lived near or by a hill, a spit 
of land, or an enclosure. And we learn that the name 
Hugh, or Hewe was a very popular name not only with the 
Anglo-Saxon people, but with the Germans, and through 
the Franks, with the French; and evidently, because of 
its present day prominence among the Welsh, with that 
Celtic people. 

At the present time Hughes is one of the sixty most 
common names in England and Wales, and fifty years ago 
was seventeenth in rank. One person out of every 312 

204 The Genealogical Magazine 

in England and Wales bore the name Hughes. As Bards- 
ley says, fit would be impossible to overrate the influence 
of Hugh (Middle English Hew in the North, How in the 
South) on our English nomenclature." 

As would be expected from so great a number of indi- 
viduals bearing the name, however spelled, there were many 
families of the name who were numbered among the land 
owning class, both yeomen and gentry, and a great many 
individuals have attained prominence. It is not within 
the scope of this article to attempt to present a catalogue 
of such instances. With the possible exception of Lt. 
Joshua Hewes, none of the emigrants to America bearing 
the name is known to have ever claimed the right to 
use coat armor.* This does not prove that they may 
not have been entitled to do so. They may have been 
entitled to coat armor, yet ignorant of that right; or 
knowing it, thought that their station in life did not war- 
rant its display. In the days of the first settlement there 
was little opportunity, unless a man held official position, 
to make use of a coat of arms. The majority of persons 

' who are entitled to use coat armor make no advertise- 
ment of that fact, and the incentive to boast of such right 
did not exist in the seventeenth century except among a 
very small class, chiefly officials or wealthy merchants or 

It has already been mentioned that the name Hugh 

'gave rise to family names among other Tuetonic people 
than the English. London was the home of many natives 
of Germany, Holland and parts of France. The publica- 
tions of the Huguenot Society of London contain thousands 
of names of such aliens, not all of whom were Huguenots. 
From these lists of strangers in London and from the regis- 
ters of the Dutch, French and Walloon churches it ap- 
pears that in London prior to 1630, for a century, there were 

♦Joshua Hewes used a seal, the device of which is not distinguishable, leaving in doubt 
rhctber it showed a merchant's mark or heraldic device. 

Origin of the Name Hewes, Hughes, Huse 


many persons of alien origin bearing the name Hewes, 
Hughes, etc., most of whom may be assumed to have 
founded families. The examination of similar record for 
parts of Kent, Norfolk, and the country between, also 
largely favored by emigration from adjacent parts of the 
continent, do not show so many occurrences of the name. 
As would be expected, the spelling of the name takes some- 
what different variations from the changes noticed in the 
purely English counties. It is also noteworthy that the 
spelling Hewes or Hues and Huse is more prevalent than 
the form Hughes or Hugues, although the baptismal name 
in these lists is generally rendered Hugh. 

From 1600 to 1639 the following names occur on the 
registers of the French Church in Threadncedle Street: 

Pierre Heu, Elizabeth Heues, Jean Heuse, Elizabeth 
Hue, Estienne Hue, Isaac Hue, Marie "femme de Pierre" 
Hue, Pierre Huee, Jean Hu, Jeanne "femme de" Jean Hu, 
Madelaine Hu, Catherine Huge, Francois Huge, Marie 
wife of Francois Huge. These last were entered by one 
conversant with the French language, and may be taken 
as representing the actual French name of the bearers. 

The parish registers of the English churches, of date prior 
to 1600, give all forms of the name, Hewes, Hew, Hue, 
Huse, Hughes, Hewghs, etc. 

In the United States, the name Hewes is confined al- 
most entirely to the New England and New Jersey families 
of that name. The many Pennsylvania, Virginia and 
Carolina families, and those of Maryland and New. York, 
have usually, if not always, spelled their name Hughes or 
Hugh, and in many instances are known to have been of 
Welsh and Irish stock. 

London drew its population from all parts of the king- 
dom, and from London and the nearby counties came the 
progenitors of the principal families of Hewes or Hughes 
of New England prior to the Revolution. With the ex- 
ception of John Hughes of Scituate, who is called a Welsh- 
man on the Scituate records, there is no reason to suppose 

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that any of the earlier New England settlers of that name 
were from Wales. Some may have come from parts of Eng- 
land adjacent to Wales, for many of our early people were 
from the tier of counties close to the Welsh border. The 
Guilford family was undoubtedly from the southeast of 

Joshua Hewes came of a family seated immediately north 
of London, and it is not improbable that George Hewes of 
Salisbury was his kinsman, and also from that vicinity. 

William Hewes of New Jersey, ancestor of Joseph Hewes, 
the signer of the Declaration of Independence, was from 
London. It is noteworthy that these families retained 
the spelling Hewes. Abel Huse of NewbfPry is supposed 
to have come from the vicinity of London. 


The dangers of unrestricted immigration into this country, 
and of liberal naturalization laws, have long been pointed out 
by far-sighted persons. Congress has attempted three times to 
rectify some of the mistakes in our immigration laws, only to be 
defeated by executive vetoes — the last, by Mr. Wilson, being 
the most incomprehensible. A country with a homogeneous 
population is to be envied. A mixed, mongrel population is a 
poor stock under any conditions. It is time this country was 
saved from being inhabited by such a people. It is not yet too 
Jate. Certain racial mixtures simply cause a reversion to a primi- 
tive type. Fortunately, up to the present time the immigration 
has been largely of a sort which after a generation or two be- 
comes fairly assimilated, but during the past ten years rapid 
, changes have been taking place. 

After the present war- this country should be in a position to 
protect itself, not only from aggression but from the influx of 
alien peoples. Probably more depends on the next Congress 
than upon any previous Congress since the adoption of the 
Constitution. Shall we be an independent, progressive country, 
working out our own destiny; or shall we permit the old stock 
to be outnumbered and displaced, and accept foreign domination? 

Preparedness is necessary along more lines than one. 




By Vincent B. Redstone.* 

There are few districts so interesting to those who 
claim descent from early New England settlers as the 
southwest corner of the county Suffolk, England. It is 
needless to enumerate the many reasons for this interest; 
but it is well, however, when there is an opportunity, to 
produce new and original material whence this interest 
might be further aroused. 

A Calendar of the Muniments of the Borough of Sudbury 
has been drawn up by the well-known record agent, Miss 
Ethel Stokes, and Miss Lilian Redstone. These records 
begin in 1563 and are only supplementary to the mass of 
information concerning the borough which is to be found 
in the Records of the Duchy of Lancaster. They cover a 
period when the activity of the inhabitants was turned 
towards making settlements in the New World, and without 
doubt they contain here and there references to individuals 
who made new homes in the West. 

The accompanying list of names is the only list to be 
found in the Records between 1565-1650, still, although the 
date is 1592, the list will reveal the names of families 
whence sprung many important American houses. It was 
an assessment (amounts assessed have been omitted) made 
20 July, 1592, "to the laste Order of Her Majesty's Honor- 
able Duchie Courte on behalfe of Thomas Godray touching 
his Bill of Costes there allowed at £15." 

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John Godfrey, gent. 
John Skynner. 
Thomas Robinson 
Robert Jervis 
Thomas Pilgrome 
William Buckstone 
John Howe 
John Curde, sen. 
Robert Jacobb. 
Robert Firmyn 
William Palmer 
John Curde. 
John Little 
John Hedge 
Thomas Godfrey. 
William Smythe. 
Robert Bryant 
George Osborne. 
John Miles 
Robert Borcham. 
Ralph Rameham. 
Robert Manwoode 
John Willett 
Eden Curde 
Ezechiel Adames 
Thomas Fox. 
Edward Newman 
Robert ManfYeilde 
Thomas Bowen. 
Peregrine Parker, gent. 
Margaret Goldinge, widow. 
Helen Cole, widow. 
Phillipp Smythe, widow 
Thomas Offeild 
William Palmer, junior. 
William Gates. 
William Jacobb. 
John Brownesmithe 
Ralphe Fuller 

Assessment, 1592. 

William Hilles 
Alexander Page. 
Robert Braybroke 
Ozias Evered 
Nicholas Hardye 
George Ruggle. 
Margaret Hassell, widow 
John Daye. 
Richard Golding 
' Robert Oleif 
Robert Gippes 
Barnard Milles 
Widow Ellis 
John Lorde, clothier. 
John Amon. 
Thos. Marson 
Edward Evered 
Robert Firmyn 
Robert Steele 
John Raye 
Robert Lorde 
John Welles 
Edward Strachie 
George Mandfeild 
Richard Cadge 
Edward Skott 
Risse ap Davie 
Anthony Barber. 
Richard Northon. 
Giles Ellistone 
John Grove, miller 
Edward Coppin 
John Curlie 
Fulke Neale. 
Cesor Cole 
Edon Welde 
John Hasilwoode 
Charles Abbott 
William Jeversonn. 

List of Inhabitants of Sudbury, Engla?id, l-59£> 209 

Robert Eversone. 

Gefferye Bambrigg 

Olifer Andrewe. 

Thomas Lowther. 

Charles Sare. 

Thomas Hassent. 

Geoffrey Speere. 

Robert Barwicke 

John Curde son of Christopher. 

Thomas Marshall. 

Thomas Welles 

Edward Coller. 

Samuel Lowe. 

Robert Birde 

Edward Shingle 

Charles Abbott 

Lawrence Maneringe 

George Jervis 

William Shawe 

John Coxon 

John Waterburie 

Henry Milksopp 

Jonas Raye. 

George Oxborowe 

Thomas Mosee. 

Thomas Winter 

John Dale 

Robert Hardie, jun. 

John Grove. 

Geoffrey Spinke, sen. 

Geoffrey Spinke, jun. 

John Jackson 

Thomas Wilceckes 

Edward Gardiner 

William Gildersleve 

John Hardie 

William Rame. 

Thomas Howe. 

John Baxster 

Thomas Birren 
Arthur Jeames. 
William Byatt. 
Thomas Johnsonn 
James Warde. 
William Curde. 
Richard Sharpe. 
William Charnett 
Richard Ellis 
Peter Whighte 
William Firmyn 
Richard Brackett 
Thomas Alston 
John Godfrey 
Robert Cole. 
Nicholas Firmin 
John Coker 
Jeromie Browne 
Henry Purkis 
Martine London 
Richard Frenche. 
Richard Blande. 
John Goslyn. 
Nicholas Wright 
John Hum 
Jonas Harrysonn 
George Fenn 
John Houlton 
Bartholomew Cowper. 
Robert Frend. 
John Huggens 
John Bucher 
John Wilbie 
Henry Hollowaie 
Robert Parmeter 
William Grome 
Robert Metcalfe 
William Borre 
John Hollidaye 



The Choate record is written on an old sheet of journal 
paper, on the back of which is an entry dated Oct. 31, 
1783, covering the receipt of 106 lbs. of beef and the sale 
of 'one slunk Calfskin'. This sheet is headed with the 
name of Isaac Choate, from which I infer that Deacon 
Isaac Choate kept some kind of a general store." 

Henry A. Armstrong. 

(The family of Deacon Isaac Choate.) 

Francis Choate was born July 13 1756 Tuesday morn 

Hannah Chote was born Dec 10 1757 morn. 

Isaac Chote was born Sept. 9 1759 Sunday at night. 

Janet Chote was born January 19 1761 Munday at night. 

Hannah Chote was born Sept. 1762 thursday near night. 

Sarah Chote was born August 14 1764 tusday morning. 

Caleb Chote was born May 28 1766 Wednesday After- 

Joshua Chote was born March 11 1768 fryday morn. 

Elizabeth Chote was born Feb 5 1770 Monday night. 

Mary Choate was born Feb 10 1772 Munday after'n. 

Jacob Chote was born Dec 20 1773 Munday night. 

Abigal Chote was born August 18 1775 fryday morn. 

Anna Chote was born Dec 24 1777 Wednesday morn. 

John Chote was born march 26 1780 Sunday night. 

May 3, 1785 Zubah Putnan Come to live with me 

Zubah was 11 years old the thirteenth of may 1785. 

John Crage the Son of Andrew Crage and Janet his wife 
born October 1721. 

Jane Crage the Daughter of Andrew Crage and Janet 
his wife born October 1723. 


Family Records. 211 

Robert Crage the Son of Andrew Crage and Janet his 
wife born December 10 1725 

Elianor Crage the Daughter of Andrew Crage and Janet 
his wife born October 1727 

Margreat Crage the daughter of Andrew Crage and Janet 
his wife born February 28th 1730/31 

Hannah Crage the daughter of Andrew Crage and Janet 
his wife born May 8th, 1733. 

(From the family bible of Daniel Sage of Salem.) 

At Salem on October 8, 1786 Daniel Sage born in North 
Britain March 16, 1759 and Deborah Silsbee born at Salem 
April 19, 1767, married at Salem by Rev. Mr. William 
Bently Pastor of East Society. 

John Sage born July 14, 1787, died Dec. 31, 1858. 

Hannah Sage born Oct. 24, 1789, died Oct. 4, 1795. 

Daniel Sage born Nov. 9, 1791, died Sept. 30, 1795. 

Joseph Prince Sage born Feb. 9, 1793, died Sept. 26, 1795. 

Hannah Sage born Jan. 23, 1797, died May 29, 1800. 

Daniel Sage born Nov. 21, 1798, died May 30, 1802. 

Deborah Sage, born Dec. 3, 1800, died Aug. 28, 1802. 

William Sage born Sept. 25, 1803, died Feb. (the word 
March is written in another hand) 19, 1838, aged 35. 

Mary Ann Sage born April 1, 1805, died 1 Mar., , 

married June 8, 1826. 

Martha Silsbee Sage born Sept. 9, 1807, died 26 Oct., 

Sarah Sage born Oct. 17, 1809, died March 11, 1896, 
married Oct. 25,* 1828. 

Margaret Sage born Dec. 17, 1811, married June 13, 1839. 

Daniel Sage died May 18, 1836-77 

Deborah Sage died April 14, 1836, aet. 69. 

♦The date might be read 28th. 

Johnson, Lamoille County. 


John Elliot Bowman. 

(Continued from p. 197.) 

(p. 34.) *Dec. 11, 1817, James Heath & Widow Lucy Heath, 
both of Johnson Married By Solomon Balch, J. P. 

Feb. 8, 1819, Levi Clark & Abigail Cochran, both of Johnson, 
by Daniel Dodge, J. P. 

(p. 3G.) James Waterman, born Norwich, Conn., Jan. 5, 
1781, and Eleanor Dodge, born at New Boston, N. H., Feb. 5, 
1786, were married at Coit's Gore, Vt., Jan. 5, 1806. 

(p. 38.) Lyndon King, born in Winchester, N. H., Nov. 21, 
1796, and "OrriH" Hutchins, born in Eden, Vt., July 15, 1802 r 
were married Dec. 4, 1817. 

(p. 54.) Nathan Atwell, born in Hollis, N. H., June 15, 1766, 
and Lydia Hunckings, born in Bradford, Vt., Jan. 21, 1771, 
were married June 15, 1794. 

Matthew Griswold, born Sept. 28, 1771, and Lucy Morse, 
born Nov. 21, 1774, were married Oct. 8, 1792. 

(p. 61.) Samuel B. Waters, born Dec. 21, 1791, and Mary 
Gregg, born Jan. 10, 1793, were married at New Boston, N. H., 
Dec. 31, 1815. 

Moses Cotton, born Aug. 6, 1799, and Arvilla Coats, born 
March 27, 1806, were married June 18, 1825. 
• (p. 62,) May 13, 1829, Theophilus H. Patch, and Sally 
Dodge, both of Johnson, married by David Boynton, Minister. 

*Dec. 10, 1829, Jeremiah Woodard of Johnson, and Fanny 
McMillen of Cambridge, married by John Moffet, Minister of the 
Gospel. Recorded Jan. 5, 1830. (John Moffet " ordained as an 
evangelist" at Moristown, Nov. 13, 1828 [1822?]. Certificate 
signed by Jabez Newland, John Orcutt, and Royal Haskell, 
" Elders of the Presbytery." Recorded Dec. 10, 1829.) 

April 7, 1830, Horace I. Clark & Sally French, both of Johnson, 

* At Johnson. 


Vermont Marriages 213 

married by John Moffett, Minister of the Gospel. Returned 
May 1,1830. 

(p. 63.) *March 29, 1830, James M. Wrisley and Sally Gris- 
wold, both of Johnson, by David Boynton, Minister of Gospel. 

*April 20, 1830, Israel Keith of Hyde Park, and Anna D. Ober 
of Johnson. By Daniel Dodge, J. P. 

*April 27, 1830, Eliab Griswold and Lucretia Kittredge, both of 
Johnson, by Daniel Dodge, J. P. Recorded same day. 

*Jan. 2, 1831, John Balch and Lydia Andrews, both of Johnson, 
married by Joel Hayford, J. P. 

(p. 64.) *Jan. 1, 1831, Hiram Irish and Annette Allard, both 
of Johnson, married by Joel Hayford, J. P. 

*Dec. 12, 1830, Amos Dwinnell and Sally Ellinwood, both of 
Johnson, married by Daniel Dodge, J. P. 

*June 29, 1831, John Mucklery and Hannah Man, both of 
Johnson, married by Daniel Dodge, J, P. 

*Aug. 16, 1831, Moses Balch and Mary Burnam, both of John- 
son, married by Daniel Dodge, J. P. 

(p. 65.) *April 22, 1828, Robert Balch, and Lydia Pike, both 
of Johnson, married by Joseph Waterman, J. P. 

*Sept. 7, 1826, Ward Lord, of Georgia, Vt., and Martha Erwin 
of Johnson, married by Joseph Waterman, J. P. 

*Dec. 27, 1829, Wm. G. Bartlett of Morristown, and Permelia 
Mathews of Johnson, married by Erastus D. Hubbell, J. P. 

*Dec. 3, 1829, Christopher D. Ober, and Sarah M. Kittredge 
both of Johnson, married by Joseph Waterman, J. P. 

*Dec. 3, 1829, John Prince and Lovina H. Lord, both of John- 
son, married by Joseph Waterman, J. P. 

(p. 66.) *July 19, 1832, Luther D. Newton, and Miss Harriet 
Baker, both of Johnson, married by Avery S. Ware, Minister of 
the Gospel. 

*Oct. 7, 1832, Mr. John Meigs and Miss Laura Waterman, both 
of Johnson, married by Daniel Dodge, J. P. 

*Oct. 14, 1832, Mr. Jared George, of Waterbury, Vt., and Miss 
Asenet Newton, of Johnson. 

(p. 67.) *Nov. 8, 1832, Mr. Roswell Patch, and Miss Lorinda 
Perkins, both of Johnson. 

*Dec. 2, 1832, David Dodge 2nd, and Dorathy George, both 
of Johnson. 

*At Johnson. 

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*Dec. 16, 1832, Amos Dodge and Nancy Griswold, both of 

(p. 68.) *Feb. 3, 1833, George S. Wilson, of Springfield, Vt., 
and Hannah Crowell of Johnson. 

*Feb. 6, 1833, Mr. Joseph Merrill, of Brazier, St. Lawrence 
County, N. Y., and Miss Almeda Mills of Johnson. 

Seven marriages preceding, all by Daniel Dodge, J. P. 

*Sept., 1832, Joseph Vancor, of Williston, Chittenden Co., Vt., 
and Sally Foster, of Johnson. 

*Oct. 28, 1832, Charles C. P. Gould of Henryville, Lower 
Canada, and Experience Erfin, of Johnson. Two preceding 
marriages by Simeon Lyman, J. P. 

♦Nov. 27, 1838, Mr. Joseph P. Hawley, of Cambridge, and Miss 
Hannah Holmes of Johnson, married by Daniel Warren, J. P. 

(p. 70.) *July 28, 1833, Daniel Carpenter of Hyde Park, and 
Betsey James, of Johnson, married by Albert Stone, J. P. 

Three marriages by Daniel Dodge, J. P. viz.: 

♦Sept. 8, 1833, Mr. Chester Sawyer of Hyde Park, and Miss 
Hitty Smith, of Johnson. 

♦Dec. 3, 1833, Mr. Anson Muchler and Miss Thankful Mann, 
both of Johnson. 

♦Dec. 26, 1833, Wm. Perkins and Lucia Ann Brown, both of 

(p. 71.) Two marriages by Harry Gloyd, J. P., viz.: 

♦July 21, 1833, Calvin Cady, of Cambridge, and Clarissa Rob- 
inson, of Johnson. 

♦Dec. 5, 1832, Amasa Ober, and Margaret Ober, both of 

Four Marriages by William Simons, J. P., viz.: 

♦March 18, 1834, Davis B. Wyatt and Mindana Prat, both of 
Johnson, married by William Simons, J. P. 

♦March 13, 1834, Thomas Holmes, of Waterville, and Santa 
M. Simons, of Johnson, married by William Simons, J. P. 

♦April 17, 1834, Peter Mitchell, place of residence unknown, 
and Ludia Brown, of Johnson. 

•At Johnson. 



■ Vermont Marriages 215 

(p. 72.) *June 9, 1834, Harvey Day and Sally Boynton both 
of Johnson. 

*Dec. 6, 1835, Mr. Benjamin Ober 2nd, and Miss Arvilla 
Ingalls, both of Johnson, married by Jared L. Green, Minister 
of the Gospel. 

*March 31, 1836, Charles Griswold and Betsy Smith, both of 
Johnson, married by Richard Brown, Minister of the Gospel. 

*June 13, 183G, Rev. Richard Brown, "an itinerant Preacher 
in the M. E. Church,' 7 and Harriet I. Horner of Johnson, mar- 
ried by Herschel Foster, Minister of the Gospel. 

(p. 102.) Enos Clark and Eunice Haskell married Feb. 11, 
1802. . 

(p. 113.) Charles H. Clark and Phoebe Balch married Sept. 
23, 1828. 

(p. 152.) *Nov. 14, 1838, Joseph P. Hawley, of Cambridge, 
and Miss Hannah Holmes of Johnson, married by Daniel Warren, 
Minister of the Gospel. 

(p. 272.) *Oct. 25, 1834, Mr. Zacheus N. Kendall and Miss 
Jane Joanna Langdell, both of Johnson. 

Man. 5, 1835, Mr. Barney Griswold and Miss Polly Hayford 
of Johnson. 

*July 14, 1835, Mr. Isaac Andrews and Miss Esther Langdell. 

*Oct. 22, 1835, Mr. Win. Edwards and Miss Lucinda Clark. 

Mr. Wm. W. Dodge and Miss Lucy Chamberlin, Sept. 4, 1836. 

*Mr. Aaron Smith and Miss Ethana Hayford, Oct. 2n, 1836. 

Seven preceding marriages by John Scott, Minister of the 

* April 3, 1837. Simon Wheelock and Rebekah Kittredge both 
of Johnson, by Eli Hinds, J. P. 

(p. 273.) *Feb. 10, 1838, Abijah S. Balch, and Eliza Hill, 
both of Johnson, married by Salmon Wires, J. P. Recorded 
March 8, 1838. 

* April 26, 1837, Mr. Asa Kittredge Junr., and Miss Abiah 
Smith, both of Johnson. 

* At Johnson. 


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*July 19, 1837, Mr. Thomas Patch and Miss Abigail Mann, 
both of Johnson. 

*Nov. 19, 1837, Mr. Edward S. Luce of Stowe, and Miss Sabra 
L. Scribner, of Johnson. 

Three preceding marriages were by Levi B. Vilas, J. P. Re- 
corded March 9, 1838. 

(To be Concluded.) 


Prof. Albert Stanburrough Cook of Yale University has 
privately printed "The Will of Ellis Cook of Southampton, 
Long Island (d. 1679)," with an introduction and valuable 
notes. Ellis Cook settled at Southampton as early as 1644, and 
made his will 5 Sept., 1663. He named son John, daughter 
Martha, son Ellis, daughter Elizabeth, daughter Mary, wife 
Martha, servant Thomas Stevens. Brothers John and Thomas 
Cooper were made overseers. The inventory of date of Feb. 26, 
1678/9, and grant of administration, July 8, 1679, are also 


Rev. Emmanuel Northup 5 (Joseph B. 4 , Stephen* , David 2 , 
Stephen 1 , of Rhode Island) born 1755-6 in Connecticut, died 19 
March, 1819, at West Oneonta, N. Y.; married Jan. 22, 1777, at 
Preston, Conn., Phebe Brown, who was born in 1753 and died 
Sept. 12, 1818, at West Oneonta. 

Wanted: Ancestry of Phebe Brown. 

Mary B. Cox. 

*At Johnson. 



From the original records of the Port of London. 

Arrivals, Jan., 1635 to Sept., 1636 (Book 40-2). 

20 Jan., 1635. In the Falcon of London, Master Thomas 
Irishman, from Barbadoes. Marcus Brant 30 cwt. of 
cotton wool, £100. 

27 Jan., 1635, Same ship and master, Martin Brant 45 
cwt. of cotton wool, £150. 

9 Feb., 1635. Same ship and master. Marcus Brant 
2 tons and 5 cwt. of cotton wool, £153-4-3 

1 June, 1635. In the Thomas Harris from Virginia 
(sic), Lucas Jacobs 20,000 li. Virginia tobacco £433-6-3. 

19 Aug., 1636. In the Faulcon of Clou (?), Master 
Edward Wilkinson, from New England. Fredericke 
Heart, beaver skins, £20. 

29 Aug., 1636. In the John of London, master James 
Waymouth, from West India. Robert Terrye, 18 tons 
speckled wool, 200 li. cotton wool, £239-2-8. 

Pepartures, from the original records of the Port of 
London, 1635-1637. 

4 March, 1635-6. In the Beaver of London, master 
John Lowe, for New England Thos. Husen, jun., one 
truncke containing 6 doz. course collored felt hats, 6 doz. 
hat bands — @4 sh. per doz., and one dozen hat brushes cost 
4 sh., £7-8-0. 

10 March, 1635. By water to Gravesend to be trans- 
ported ( ). Thos. Williams 4 bbls. containing 20 

small and course Sheffield knives, sword blades, reams of 
paper, and three dozen looking glasses of number six, 

12 March, 1635. By water to Gravesend to be trans- 
ported for Barbadoes. John Norcot, gunmaker, one chest 
containing 40 bastard muskets and 12 small birding pieces 

plaine by licence of the King, £28. 
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17 March, 1635. In the Tyger of London, master John 
Piggott for New England. John Piggott 3 bales contain- 
ing 15 peices of Treger, £30. 

19 March, 1635. Same ship and master. John Piggott 
three bales containing 15 pieces of Treger, £30. 

30 March, 1636. In the Hector of London, master 
Richard Fearnes, for New England. Mathew Cradock 
100 firkins of Irish butter containing 90 cwt. 75 li., £4-15-0. 

21 May, 1636. In the Philip of London, master Richard 
Hussy, for New England. Philip Pinchon vatts contain- 
ing 230 yards of frieze, £(?)-16-3. 

24 May, 1636. In the Philip. Philip Pinchon, vatts 
containing 400 yards of frieze, ( ), customs, 6 sh. 8d. 

27 May, 1636. In the Boriadventure of London, master 
Peter Lumton, for New England. For Planters in New 
England 100 li. birding shot, £8- 

11 June, 1636. In the London, merchant. By water to 
Gravesend from thence to be transported beyond seas. 
James Edwards 4 bales containing 155 reams ordinary 

27 Aug., 1636. In the George of London, master Ed- 
ward Page, for Virginia. William Chamberlain, one vatt 
containing 720 goads of Northern cottons, 80 yards of 
frieze. £11. 

30 Aug., 1636. In the Unity of London, Master Henry 
Fabyn, for Virginia. Richard Perry one barrel, contain- 
ing one cwt. pewter, one hhd. 3 bar. of Beveredge wine 
cost 40 sh., one barrell 1| cwt. of raisons solis. £5-5-4. 

12 Sept., 1636. In the George of London, etc. John 
Hatley one cask containing 12 cwt. currance, 7 bbl. con- 
taining one cwt. of Reisons solis, £20-14-0. 


From the Transcripts or Register Bills at the Reg- 
istry of the Archdeacon of Sudbury, Bury 
St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, Tran- 
scribed by Vincent B. Redstone. 

{Continued from page 178.) 

1590. Stoke by Clake. 

Sara Adye daughter of Geo. Adye 20 Apr. 
Margy. Bryant daughter of Wm. Bryant 5 July. 
Saml. Jennings son of Francis Jennings 12 July. 
Geo. Rogers son of Jn. Itogers 23 Aug. 
Wm. Baron son of Jn. Baron 27 Sept. 
Ursula Stebin daughter of Jn. Stebin 8 Nov. 
Edw. Marsh son of Simond Marsh 6 Dec. 
Edw. Rayment son of Jn. Rayinent 17 Jan. 

Wm. Moris and Margt. Bridg 28 June. 
Edw. Tollery and Sara Tilbrooke 20 Sept. 
Jn. Haymond and Frances Rosse 2 Apr. 

Roger Merils 2 July. 

Margt. Rosse widow 16 Aug. 

Widow Brewster 26 Aug. 

Grace Terrye 14 Sept. 

Thos. Bowtell 10 Dec. 

Jn. Twidd 20 Dec. 

Ursula Stebbin 24 Dec. 

Robt. Gridly 13 Feb. 

Wife of Xpofer Bridg 9 Mar. 

Hen. Porter 17 Mar. 

Danl. Bowtell 17 Mar. 

1590. Stowlangtoft. 

Dorothy Deveris daughter of Thos. Deveris 19 July. 
Thos. Skoffilde son of Hen. Skofhlde 9 Aug. 
Wm. Mullre son of Rich. Mullre 13 Aug. 
Robt. Nunne son of Thos. Nunne 13 Oct. 



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Mary Linge daughter of Robt. Linge 30 Dec, 
Susan Neele daughter of Jn. Neele 25 Mar. 

Rich. Ogle esq. and Dorothy Ashfield gentw. 20 Aug. 

Jn. Farthinge 4 Jan. 
Joan Gouche wife of Edm. Gouche 10 Mar. 

1590. Stowmarket. 


Edm. Pettet son of Jn. Pettet 12 Apr. 

Wm. Johnson son of Wra. Johnson 2G Apr. 

Anne Garrard daughter of Jn. Garrard 3 May. 

Frances Keble daughter of Jn. Keble 10 May. 

Margt. Jessop daughter of Xpofer Jessop 10 May. 

Margt. Wright alias Camplin daughter of Jn. Camplin sen. 24 May. 

Jn. Smith son of Rich. Smith 25 May. 

Emmia Randall daughter of Geo. Randall 21 June. 

Joan Lavender daughter of Rose Lavender 8 July. 

Joan Maslyn daughter of Robt. Maslyn 12 July. 

Thos. Dye son of Thos. Dye 16 July. 

Margt. Goddard daughter of Jn. Goddard 26 July. 

Mary Osborne daughter of Thos. Osborne 2 Aug. 

Thos. Fyler son of Jas. Fyler 2 Aug. 

Susan Howe alias Stevens daughter of Robt. Stevens 9 Aug. 

Robt. Brame son of Robt. Brame 13 Aug. 

Elizh. Garrard daughter of Thos. Garrard 16 Aug. 

Thos. Knewstubbs son of Leonard Knewstubbs 23 Aug. 

Elizh. Evans alias Bower daughter of Thos. Bower 30 Aug. 

Anne Damont daughter of Gregory Damont 6 Sept. 

George Wels son of Geo. Wels 13 Sept. 

Mary Abbot daughter of Thos. Abbot 13 Sept. 

Margy. Mason daughter of Margy. Mason 19 Sept. 

Robt. Boby son of Michael Boby 4 Oct. 

Elizh. Barnard daughter of Thos. Barnard 11 Oct. 

Rich. Barnard son of Rich. Barnard 25 Oct. 

Bridget Hubbard daughter of Thos. Hubbard 25 Oct. 

Anne Keble daughter of Jn. Keble jun. 28 Oct. 

Edm. Esterson son of Wm. Esterson 22 Nov. 

Mary Anderson daughter of Wm. Anderson 29 Nov. 

Jn. Silvester son of Jn. Silvester 13 Dec. 

Mary Peagrem daughter of Wm. Peagrem 17 Dec. 

Ursula Barter daughter of Anthony Barter 21 Dec. 


Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 221 

Anne Marvell daughter of Stephen Marvell 21 Dec. 

Joan Cottingham daughter of Thos. Cottinghara 1 Jan. 

Margt. Bracket daughter of Rich. Bracket 3 Jan. 

Jn. Clues alias Clees son of Joseph Clees 17 Jan. 

Anne Scalpy daughter of Thos. Scalpy 24 Jan. 

Robt. Hubbard son of Jn. Hubbard 17 Feb. 

Nich. Payton son of Robt. Payton 21 Feb. 

Annis Wright alias Camplin daughter of Robt. Camplin 28 Feb. 

Wm. Carpe son of Jn. Carpe 7 Mar. 

Thos. Cook and Elizh. Wright 5 July. 

Jn. Levald of Fornham Geneveve and Jn. Bemis of Rattlesden 12 July 
Wm. Sowgate and Joan Micklefield 13 Aug. 
Edm. Bert and Agnes Holmes 14 Aug. 
Thos. Kinge and Dorothy Browne 25 Aug. 
Rich. Simons, widower and Mary Tidgwell widow 3 Sept. 
Jn. Kinge and Anne Grimsy 27 Sept. 
Hen. Avis and Agnes Stevens 11 Oct. 
Robt. Feble and Alice Lyllye 27 Oct. 
Jn. Cook of Codman and Mary Clark of Ashfield 23 Nov. 
Wm. Blacket and Mary Pettet 21 Dec. 

Thos. Garrard of Upland weaver 9 Apr. 
Mary Mason wife of Wm. Mason 17 May. 
Jn. Brame son of Robt. Brame 19 May. 
Jn. Smith son of Rich. Smith 25 May. 

Joan Clark wife of Rich. Clark of Oakley Co. Essex 28 May. 
Anne Dryver daughter of Susan Dryver 2 June. 
Elizh. Bird daughter of Jn. Bird 5 June. 
Thos. Simons son of Robt. Simons 9 June. 
Ellen Simons daughter of Rich. Simons 17 June. 
Jn. Bird son of Jn. Bird shoemaker 2 July. 
Mary Borowe daughter of Alice Borowe 24 July. 
Wm. Keble 8 Aug. 

Joan Lavender daughter of Rose Lavender 12 Aug. 
Anne Bird widow 26 Aug. 
Rich. Westop son of Geo. Westop 7 Sept. 
Mary Baldry sister to wife of Rich. Pratt 21 Oct. 
Geo. Cod son of Francis Cod 13 Nov. " 
Wm. Sharp alias Smart 26 Nov. 
Elizh. Grymsy widow 28 Nov. 
Margery Mason daughter of Margy. Mason 4 Dec. 
Joan Cottingham daughter of Thos. Cottingham 16 Dec. 
Margy. White widow 22 Mar. 


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1590. Stradishall. 

Abraham Leeder son of Wm. Leeder 10 May. 
Elizh. Warren daughter of Adam Warren 30 Aug. 
Anne Alderton daughter of Robt. Alderton 9 Oct. 
Elizh. Halles daughter of Jn-Jalles jun. 10 Jan. 
Dorcas Ockley daughter of Robt. Ockley 24 Jan. 
Susan Sadler daughter of Jn. Sadler 21 Feb. 
Sara French daughter of Hen. French 28 Feb. 
Jn. Prigg son of Wm. Prigg 7 Mar. 
Thos. Parmenter son of Xpofer Parmenter 6 Apr. 

Xpofer Parmenter and Awdrye Gowldinge 6 May. 
Jn. Mysing and Dorcas Ecleston 6 Oct. 
Thos. Fytches and Ellyn Sowth 30 Nov. 
Robt. Samfeld and Thomasyn Byrd 26 Nov. 

Rich. Byrde son of [ — ] Byrde 15 June. 
Kath. Black wife of Thos. Black 30 June. 
Widow Reeder late wife of Steph. Reeder 15 Dec. 
Anne Robinson 24 Jan. 
[ — ] Page wife of Jn. Page 20 Feb. 
Joan Ockley wife of Philip Ockley 28 Feb. 
Rose Ockley wife of Clement Ockley 24 Mar. 

1590. Talworth Wratting. 

Penelope Pettit daughter of Rich. Pettit 21 June. 
Wm. Cockerton son of Wm. Cockerton 12 July. 
Elizh. Reive daughter of Jn. Reive 9 Aug. 
Steph. Miller son of Wm. Miller 4 Oct. 
Thos. Dickman son of Wm. Dickman 25 Oct. 
Jn. Braden son of Jn. Braden 25 Oct. 
Ellen Merrils daughter of Thos. Merrils 25 Oct. 
Thos. Hart son of Rich. Hart 8 Nov. 
Jas. Seaman son of Hen. Seaman 15 Nov. 
Kath. Baylif daughter of Rich. Baylif 13 Dec. 
Susan Brown daughter of Edw. Brown 27 Dec. 
Anne Co veil daughter of Wm. Co veil 21 Mar. 
Anne Hawley daughter of Thos. Hawley 4 Apr. . 

Edm. Browne and Kath. Howlet 11 July. 
Wm. Hart and Francis Pettit 26 Oct. 
Wm. Dickman and Anne Cressall 13 Apr. 



Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 

Eleanor Butler wife of Jn. Butler [ — ] Nov. 
Agnes Dickman wife of Wm. Dickman 31 [— ]. 

1590. Thelnetham. 

Edw. Vincent son of Robt. Vincent and Agnes 26 Apr. 
Diana Rainberd daughter of Edw. and Bridgt. Rainberd 10 May. 
Jn. Harris son of Thos. Harris 7 June. 
Jas. Randall son of Geo. and Faith Randall 23 Aug. 
Jn. Peresun son of Wm. and Judith Peresun 5 Oct. 
Robt. Chapman son of Jn. and Cath. Chapman 18 Jan. 
Anne Debnei daughter of Hen. and Margy. Debnei 19 Jan. 
Rich. Goode son of Jn. and Agnes Goode 14 Mar. 
Mary Bucknam daughter of Wm. and [ — ] Bucknam 21 Mar. 
Elizh. Baxter daughter of Wm., clerk, and Agnes Baxter 21 Mar. 

. Marriage. 
Hen. Debnei and Margy. Smith 17 Dec. 


Anne Blomfelde 25 July. 

Lucy Parfrei 30 Sept. 

Elizh. Blomfelde 11 Nov. 

Elena Parfrei 21 Nov. 

Margt. Fekes 20 Feb. 

Rector: — Wm. Baxter. 

Chws.: — Jn. Parker. 

Thos. Crowne. 



Grace Chittocke daughter of Thos. Chittocke jun. 5 Apr. 
Elizh. Grene daughter of Robt. Grene 3 May. 
Edm. Partridge son of Wm. Partridge 17 May. 
Wm. Moulten son of Jn. Moulten 19 July. 
Margt. Cullum daughter of Jeffrey Cullum 30 Aug. 
Grace Battclaye daughter of Walter Battelaye 1 Nov. 
Sara -Wood daughter of Edm. Wood 29 Nov. 
Amy Shermon daughter of Jn. Shermon 1 Jan. 
Margt. Chittocke daughter of Thos. Chittocke sen. 1 Jan. 
Jn. Gason son of Jn. Gason gent. 7 Feb. 
Anne Calver daughter of Thos. Calver 14 Feb. 

Jn. Greneleafe and Margt. Browne 12 Aug. 
Roger Gooddin and Mary Partiman 19 Oct. 


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Elizh. Sewell daughter of E,cgcr Sewell 28 Mar. 
Anne Clarke daughter of Wm. Clarke 4 Apr. 
Grace Chittocke daughter of Thos. Chittocke jun. 18 Apr. 
Ralph Jackson a wayfarer 26 June. 
Elizh. Clarke daughter of Jn. Clarke 6 Aug. 
Eleanor Byshopp widow 2 Nov. 
Margt. Greneleafe wife of Jn. Greneleafe 20 Nov. 
Tomasine Clarke daughter of Jn. Clarke 21 Mar. 

1590. Thornham. 

Edw. Coulthorpe son of Jn. Coulthorpe 14 June. 
Joan Wolseye daughter of Alice Wolseye 20 Aug. 
Robt. Pecoke son of Thos. Pecoke 20 Sept. 
Jn. Watson son of Thos. Watson 28 Dec. 
Hen. Gobbet son of Jn. Gobbet 24 Jan. 
Grace Linge daughter of Robt. Linge 9 Feb. 
Peter Nunne son of Thos. Nunne 1 1 Mar. 
Jeromye Goddarde son of Thos. Goddarde 14 Mar. 

Jn. Haryes s. m. and Widow Bore 20 Sept. 

Roger Watson son of Thos. Watson clerk 20 Apr. 
Alice Stebinge wife of Jas. Stebinge 1 June. 
Robt. Pecoke son of Thos. Pecoke 27 Sept. 
Jn. Watson son of Thos. Watson 29 Dec. 
Hen. Gobbet son of Jn. Gobbet 1 Feb 
Chws: — Thos. Goddard. 
Jn. Gobbet. 
1590. Thornham parva. 

Anne Keche daughter of Wm. and Cicely Keche 21 Jan. 
Wm. Warde son of Jn. and Elizh. Warde 4 Feb. 

Edm. Pattell and Margy. Doole 1 Mar. 
Chw.: — Jn. Chapman. 
Questman.: — Rich. Brooke. 

1590. Thrandeston. 

Thos. Oaten son of Hen. and Marian Osten 16 Apr. 
Jn. Hunting son of Wm. and Isabelle Hunting 25 Oct. 

Baptisms j Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 225 

Alice Jessoppe daughter of Edrn. and Elizh. Jessoppe 14 Feb. 
Thos. Pennyng son of Robt. and Anne Pennyng 28 Feb. 

Walter Pryme and Alice Fuller 1 June. 
Robt. Rushmer and Frances Smythe 8 Feb. 


Chws.: — Thos. Pennyng. 

Robt. Runakers. 

1690. Thurston. 


Agnes Pickerell daughter of Jn. Pickerell 3 May. 

Anne Facon daughter of Win. Facon 19 July. 

Margt. Wright daughter of Bennett Wright 19 July. 

Jn. Box son of Symon Box 6 Sept. 

Alice Bugg daughter of Jn. Bugg 13 Sept. 

Mark Sergeant son of Thos. Sergeant 4 Oct. 

Jn. Brooke son of Wm. Brooke 11 Oct. 

Sarah Rushbroke daughter of Geo. Rushbroke 1 Jan. 

Felix Blackmann son of Thos. Blackinann 14 Feb. 

Robt. Sybbs son of Paul Sybbs 7 Mar. 

Margt. Lyng daughter of Jn. Lyng 14 Mar. 

George Skepper and Constance Noble 14 June. 
Peter Fryer and Anne daughter of Jn. Bace gent. 26 Aug. 

Mary Wood daughter of Jn. Wood 5 Aug. 
Sarah Gooderich daughter of Thos. Gooderich gent. 1 Mar. 

1690. Thwaite. 

Adams Turner son of Thos. and Alice Turner 6 Oct. 
Jn. Pattell son of Christine Pattell 21 Nov. 
Thos. Marks son of Thos. and Christine Marks 17 Jan. 
Thos. Pattell son of Jn. and Joan Pattell 4 Mar. 

Jn. Huggart and Grace Manestre 9 June. 
Nich. Packarde and Jane Broughton 15 July. 
Wm. Borough and Joan Mariote 6 Oct. 
Jn. Borough and Agnes Langham 9 Feb. 

Thos. Browne son of Thos. and Mary Browne 10 July. 


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1590. Tostock. 

Robt. Poole son of Phili Poole 10 Sept. 
Margy. Page daughter of Jn. Page 16 Sept. 
Sarah Foster and Jas. Stote (sic) 9 Oct. 
Margy. Barker daughter of Jn. Barker 28 Feb. 
Gregory Bright son of Win. Bright 31 Mar. 

(?) Jas. Stote and Sarah Foster 9 Oct. see (Bapt.) 

Anne Scovens wife of Thos. Scovens 8 Sept. 
Rector: — Rich. Holden. 
Chws.: — Wm. Stedman. 
L. Page. 

1590. Tkoston. 

Joan Gilberd daughter of Jn. and Marion Gilberd 28 Mar. 
Anne Stutter daughter of Jn. and Anne Stutter 11 Apr. 
Chws. : — Jn. Grenegresse. 
Wm. Reeve. 


Priscilla Ashforth 12 July. 
Rose Symon 8 Nov. 

Mary Backit daughter of Silvester Backit 17 Jan. 
Wm. Wright son of Wm. Wright 28 Feb. 
Etheldreda Reve daughter of Jn. Reve 13 Mar. 

Nicholas Holden 25 Dec. 
Minister: — Jn. Long. 
Chws.: — Jn. Reve. 

Wm. Hargrate. 

1590. Walsham. 

Elizh. Person daughter of Thos. Person 7 [ — ].* 
Alice York daughter of Jn. York 1 Ju [ — ]. 
Joan [ — ] daughter of Rich. [ — ] 7 Sept. 
Elizh. [— ] daughter of Wm. [— ] 30 Sept. 
Margt. [ — ] daughter of George [ — ] 30 Sept. 
Elizh. [— ] daughter of Wm. [— ] 30 Sept. 

*I — l=Torn and illegible. 


Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 

Margt, [ — ] daughter of George [ — ] 30 Sept. 

Eiizh. [— j daughter of [— ] 4 [— ]. 

Edith [— ] daughter of [— ] 5 [—J. 

Phebe [— ] daughter of [— ] 5 [— ]. 

John [ — ] son of [ — ]. 

Elizh. [— ] daughter of [— ] 7 [— -]. 



Reignold Ramp [ — ] 23 May. 
Agnes Brome widow [ — ]. 
Elizh. Vincent [ — ]. 
Agnes Vincent [ — ]. 
Elizh. Shepperd [ — j. 
Wm. House [ — ]. 
Edmond Andrewes [ — ]. 


Thos. Machen son of Wm. and Elizh. Machen 21 Apr. 
Sarah Hawis daughter of Robt. and Elizh. Hawis 25 Nov. 
Anne Ruste daughter of Gyles and Joan Ruste 22 Nov. 
Edw. Fenne son of Edw. and Alice Fenne 10 Jan. 
Edw. Pette son of Dorcas Pette 31 Mar. 

Wm. Blomefelde of Diss and Elizh. Crane 6 Aug. 
Thos. Prentise of Palgrave and Elizh. Crane of Palgrave 16 Feb. 
Robt. Lenale of Bottisdale and Joan Stalwarth of Rickinghall 16 Feb. 


Alice Fimbo 6 Apr. 

West Creeting. 
Jn. Smyth son of Robt. Smyth clerk and Elizh. born 16 Nov. bap. 22 Nov. 
Anne Nobbes daughter of Edm. and Clemence Nobbes 13 Dec. 

Edm. Nobbes and Clemence Spenser 14 Apr. 

Jn. Stannard son of Peter Stannard 18 Oct. 
Anne Nobbes daughter of Edm. Nobbes 3 Jan. 


Thos. Clowe son of Thos. Clowe 1 Apr. 
Rachel Daynes daughter of Laurence Daynes 28 June. 

*l — J«=Torn and illegible. 


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Jeffre Bardwell son of Rich. Bardwell 15 Nov. 
Mary Thrower daughter of Reuben Thrower 20 Dec. 

Thos. Gurlyng and Priscilla Hart 27 Jan. 
Jn. Sapster and Anys Holme 4 Feb. 

Xpofer Tyler 12 Apr. 

Rich. Molymer son of Rich Molymer 19 Apr. 
Wm. Maret 29 July. 
Hen. Davye 18 Sept. 



Margt. Goore daughter of Hen. and Agnes Goore 19 July. 
Thos. Welhara son of Mich, and Prudence Welham 8 Nov. 
Margt. Hawles daughter of Dyonisius and Antony Hawles 29 Nov. 

Jn. Clarke and Barbara Bye 8 Nov. 

Margt. Goore daughter of Hen. Goore 19 July. 
Cath. Bradie wife of Peter Bradie 1 Oct. 
Reger Daniel 23 Jan. 
Thos. Fordham 4 Feb. 



Wm. Frank, 17 May. 
Margt. Pool 7 June. 
Mary Aften 20 June. 
Diana Bovlar 15 Nov. 
Susan Glamfyld 10 Dec. 
Lydia Musket 7 Feb. 
Bridget Page 12 Feb. 

Thos. Seywell and Marion Byksbe 10 Oct 

Rose Went 22 June. 
Jn. Lord 15 Aug. 
Alice Fullar 10 Oct. 
Alice Went 26 Jan. 
Wm. Unger 1 Feb. 
Widow Keat 22 Feb. 

Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 


1690. Wetheringset cum Brockford. 

Anne Willy daughter of Umfry Willy 28 May. 
Rich. Garnham son of Edw. Garnham 19 July. 
Robt. Savage son of Jn. Savage 9 Aug. 
Robt. Allen son of Reynold Allen 20 Sept. 
Edne Rips daughter of Wm. Rips 27 Sept. 
Frances Blusie daughter of Frances Blusie 11 Oct. 
Thos. Reed son of Wm. Reed 14 Oct. 
Joan Cullum daughter of Thos. Cullum 25 Oct. 
Jn. Thome son of Jn. Thome 2 Nov. 

Hercules Hawkins a traveller son of Thos. Hawkins 12 Nov. 
Jane Collington daughter of Robt. Collington 14 Nov. 
Thos. Nase son of Thos. Nase 20 Nov. 
David Osborne son of Edm. Osborne 30 Nov. 
Chas. Hockwod son of Thos. Hockwod 28 Dec. 
Elizh. Umfrey daughter of Simon Umfrey 29 Dec. 
Owen Flatman son of Wm. Flatman 3 Jan. 
Robt. Gyffer and Mary Gyffer children of Robt. Gyffer 26 Jan. 
Kath. But daughter of Wm. But 9 Feb. 
Elizh. Pattle daughter of Edm. Pattle 18 Mar. 

Jn. Delson and Margt. Jessupp 19 Sept. 

Margy. Wyth wife of Jn. Wyth 20 May. 
Anne Hill wife of Robt. Hill 14 Nov. 
David Osborne son of Edm. Osborne 21 Dec. 
Old Mother Pevan 9 Mar. 


Isabel Flat daughter of Robt. Flat 19 Mar. 
Sara Grene daughter of Rich. Grene 30 June. 
Elizh. Damant daughter of Geo. Damant 1 Sept. 
Wm. Cooke son of Jn. Cooke 25 Oct. 
Elias Grene son of Jn. Grene 10 Jan. 

Jn. Flat and Elizh. Bret 27 Sept. 
Thos. Berrie and Joan Hamon 6 Oct. 
Hen. Goddard and Tameson Dunch 12 Oct. 
Jn. Manninge and Alice Punt 3 Jan. 



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Alice Manningc wife of Jn. Maiminge 11 Apr. 
Anne Brame 28 Dec. 
Valentyne Fryer 27 Jan. 



Alice Jaques daughter of Rich. Jaques 22 June. 
Grace Jollye daughter of Hen. Jollye 20 Feb. 

Henry Aldcocke alias Cole and Elizh. Bratsyer 6 Apr. 

Grace Meriels 23 Feb. 
Dorothy Meriels 20 Mar. 

1590. Woodditton. 

Nich. Hicks son of Jn. Hicks 29 Mar. 
Walter Ballarde son of Jn. Ballarde 24 May. 
Margt. Jefferye daughter of Edw. Jefferye 28 May. 
Thos. Pratt son of Jn. Pratt 24 July. 
Anne Howlett daughter of Walter Howlett 6 Sept. 
Margt. Ive daughter of Thos. Ive 20 Sept. 
Jn. Lacye son of Jn. Lacye 22 Nov. 
Thos. Sare son of Thos. Sare 29 Nov. 
Rich. Addames son of Hen. Addames [ — ] Jan. 
Walter Clarke son of Hen. Clarke 21 Feb. 
Philip Collyn daughter of Jn. Collyn 6 Mar. 
Henry Payne son of Edin. Payne 13 Mar. 
Ellen Collyn daughter of Thos. Collyn 18 Mar. 

Robt. Sander and Alice Shipwrighte 18 Oct. 
Jn. Wyett and Mary Basanne 30 Nov. 
Wm. Sim [ — ] and Alice Bucke 4 Feb. 

Agathe [— ] 2 Feb. . 

Wm. Rogers son of Wm. Rogers 27 Feb. 
Walter Clarke son of Hen. Clarke 2 [ — ] Feb. 



Alice Benstead wife of Rich. Benstead 3 Feb. 



Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590 231 

1590. Wortham. 

Wm. Scase son of Henry Scase 5 Apr. 
Bridgt. Grobe daughter of Wm. Grobe 23 Aug. 
Anne Wase daughter of Wm. and Margt. Wase 7 Sept. 
Robt. Spalding son of Robt. Spalding 7 Sept. 
Thos. Mowlton son of Jas. Mowlton 17 Sept. 

Mark and Margt. Colman children of Nich. and Margt. Colman 20 Sept. 
Alice Hamand daughter of Jn. and Joan Hamand 5 Oct. 
Margt. Aulpe daughter of Edw. and Margt. Aulpe 1 Nov. 
Kath. Barque daughter of Rich and Elizh. Barque 27 Dec. 
Margt. Launce daughter of Jas. and Alice Launce 24 Jan. 
Agnes Fulcher daughter of Jn. and Elizh. Fulcher 24 Jan. 
Jane Burdit daughter of Jn. and Margt. Burdit 7 Feb. 
Robt. Nune son of Geo. and Joan Nune 16 Feb. 

Jas. Mowlton and Elizh. Lanham 10 May. 
Jn. Burditt and Margt. Wood 28 June. 
Jn. Ben tun and Anne Pattill 31 Aug. 
Nich. Algar and Philip Cobbc 27 Oct. 

Martha Coolc daughter of Geo. and Diana Coole 9 July. 
Ambrose Clarke son of Ambrose Clarke 5 Aug. 
Elizh. Mowlton daughter of Jn. and Jane Mowlton 9 Aug. 
Thos. Mowlton son of Jas. Mowlton 26 Sept. 
Robt. Battelie 6 Nov. 
Agnes Copping daughter of Robt. and Anne Copping 26 Apr. 

1590. Wyverstone. 

Nathl. West son of Hen. West 22 Nov. 

Rich, Beacon son of Wm. Beacon 19 Jan. 
Wm. Margerie 24 Sept. 
Wm. Fuller 21 Dec. 

1590. , Yaxley. 

Anne Gorge daughter of Robert Gorge 26 July. 
Jn. Strute son of Jn. Strute 6 Sept. 

Robt. Goddard and Elizh. Lcnnard 6 Sept. 

Robt. Reade son of Francis Reade 26 Feb. 


18 March, 1640-1. Petition of planters in New England. 
Complaint that their ships have been restrained from de- 
parting for New England, by order of the Privy Council, 
when they were freighted and victualled for the voyage, 
notwithstanding the privileges granted by his Majesty's 
letters patent, etc. (Journal of the House of Lords, IV, 

11 May, 1641. Petition of owners of ship Edmondand 
John of London, bound for New England, and of planters 
and passengers bound thither : are stayed at Gravesend by 
order for closing the Ports, to their great loss. On board 
are 30 seaman, 120 passengers, almost all very poor people. 
(Ibid, IV, 62.) 

1622. Petition of Philemon Powell, purser of ship 
bound for New England with 80 emigrants. He was 
servant to Thomas Weston, and was imprisoned, does not 
know why, asks release. (De La Warr Papers. Hist. Ms. 
Com. 4th Rpt.,237.) 

26 Aug., 1643. Commission to Capt. Benj. Keayne to 
be serjeant-major adjutant to Sir Thomas Barrington, to 
instruct the company and officers. (Hist. Ms. Com. 7th 

Notes from Bishop Harrison's Deeds, Mss., etc., at Olivers', Colchester. 

Deed of sale. 9 Nov., 1642, by Henry Smith of Norton, 
C° Suffolk, yeoman, to Thomas Coleman of Thorpe Mor- 
ieux, clerk, land known as Millfield of 24 acres now or late 
in the occupation of John H olden in Thorpe Morieux. . . . 

Grant by Richard Harlakenden in trust for Hezekiah 

Haynes, 5 July 1653, to John Blackwell of Mortlake in 

C° Surrey lease of lands granted by the Dean and Chapter 

of Collegiate Church of St. Peter's, Westminster, to one 

Edward Russell of Ascott, c° Bucks, esq., 21 Dec. 1639. 

Signed Ri: Harlakenden. Heraldic seal. 

Lease by Samuel Willis of Hertford in the Colony of 

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Connectacute in New England, Gent., to Hezekiah Haynes* 
of Copford, c° Essex, esq., of moiety of messuage, etc., 
called Revers alias Pages ... in Much Birch in c° 
Essex, 25 Oct., 1669. 

Lease of remaining moiety by Thomas Fitch, yeoman, 
son and heir of Thomas Fitch late of Bocking, c° Essex, 
clothier, deceased, which moiety was held for her natural 
life by Ann Fitch of Hertford in the Colony of Connecta- 
cute in New England, widow, 16 Oct. 1669. 

From Melforde,'Suff.,' Register. 

Jone dau. to John Rugle baptized 2 Aug. 
William son to John Rugle baptized 6 Oct. 
Jasper Gardener and Elizabeth Alden married 

William Gallant and Agnes Ruggle married 28 

Edward Brond and Bridget Ruggle married 17 

Nicholas Ruggle and Widow Calfe married 24 

John Stearne and Agnes Boston married 24 Jan. 
William Ruggle and Joan Manhood married 11 



13 Jan. 







1562. Mary Rugle 25 Aug. 

1563. John Rugle 3 Aug. 

1564. John Alden 21 June. 
1571. Margaret Rugle 16 Apr. 
1592. John Rugle 26 Mar. 
1610. Henry Coe, senior, 15 Dec. 

1610. John Coe his son a blindman, teacher in the 
Arte of Music, 21 Dec. 

1611. Mary wife of Thomas Ruggle 15 Aug. 

1612. Edward Coe, clerk, 29 Jan. 1612. 

1612. Richard Harlacaden 26 Apr. 1612. 

1613. Mary Rugle 26 Feb. 

♦Hezekiah Haynes, son of Gov. John Haynes of Connecticut, and an ancestor of Bishop 


Antagonism of the Roman Catholic church toward the " birth 
control" movement is well known. This antagonism is based 
on theological grounds, but it has frequently been pointed out 
that the result, whether the church has the fact in mind or not, 
will be to give the church a slowly increasing preponderance in 
numbers, in any community where the population is made up in 
part of Catholics and in part of Protestants. 

The Church of Latter-Day Saints of Jesus Christ, popularly 
known as the Mormon church, has taken a similarly antagonistic 
stand on birth control. Theological objections are raised against 
it; but in this case what may be called the eugenic aspect, the 
problem of altering the relative proportions of different classes 
in a population, is clearly seen and acknowledged. 

The eugenic view of the subject is most clearly seen by Elder 
Joseph F. Smith, Jr., who points out: 

"The old Colonial stock that one or two centuries ago laid the 
foundation of our great nation, is rapidly being replaced by an- 
other people, due to the practice of this erroneous doctrine of 
'small families.' According to statistics gathered by a leading 
magazine published in New York, a year or two ago, the average 
number of children to a family among the descendants of the 
old American stock in the New England States, was only two 
and a fraction, while among the immigrants from European shores 
who are now coming into our land, the average family was com- 
posed of more than six." 

The eugenicist, of course, is more interested in the quality 
than in the quantity of the population. The quantity is impor- 
tant only in a relative way. In opposition to Mr. Smith and other 
people without adequate knowledge of biology, the eugenicist 
holds that there is a difference in the inherent quality of various 
sections of the population, and that if an inferior section multi- 
plies much more rapidly than a superior section, the result will 
be very serious from the standpoint of national efficiency and ra- 
cial progress. 

•An abstract of an article under this title in the Journal of Heredity, p. 150. 


Birth Control and Religion 


Precisely such a result has taken place in the United States 
during the past half-century. 

It is unquestionable that the number of births has been much 
limited in the economically most efficient sections of the popu- 
lation of the United States, and very little limited in the least 
efficient sections. 

It is also unquestionable that the spread of the birth control 
propaganda in the "lower classes" is at the present time very 
rapid. Whether or not one approves of that spread, it is certain 
that the birth-rate in those classes is likely to fall, thus checking 
the very serious differential nature of the present birth-rate. 

If, at the same time, eugenics can succeed to some extent in 
increasing the birth rate among the socially most valuable sec- 
tions of the community, then the present demonstrable deteriora- 
tion of the American stock, as a whole, will gradually become less 


Being Well-Born, by Michael F. Guyer. Pp. 374, price, $1 
net. Childhood and Youth series. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill 
Company, 1916. 

To you who have spent a certain amount of time in working 
out the details of your pedigree; to you who know who your 
great-grandparents were (most people do not); — the various 
families with which your ancestors allied themselves are known. 
You know where they lived and what they did. 

What of it? 

Is it worth knowing? It gives you satisfaction to know it, of 
course; but that is no test of value. The question is, whether 
the race is actually going to be helped along by the fact that 
you have unearthed more knowledge about your ancestors than 
most people have. 

Even when the proposition is stated in such an extreme form, 
the answer will yet be unhesitatingly favorable. Not only is 
the genealogist's information of value, but it is of much more 
value than he has ever supposed. It is of sufficient value, if put 
to use, to change the whole future history of the race. 

Why is it that, until recently, Massachusetts has furnished so 
much greater a proportion of the leaders of the nation than any 
other state? It is not because there was any mystical property 
in the rocks and hills of Massachusetts which the rocks and hills 
of Vermont, or the swamps and hills of Virginia, did not possess, 
and which resulted in giving great ability to the boys and girls 
brought up among them. It was not primarily the climate, nor 
the traditions, nor even the educational system. 

It was principally because the Commonwealth had exception- 
ally good stock to start with; and the reasons why its leadership 
has been less conspicuous during the last generation are two. 
First, a large part of this old Massachusetts stock has departed 
from that Commonwealth to found new centres in the Middle 
and Far West, so Massachusetts no longer gets the credit for its 
achievement. In the second place, the birth-rate in the part of 
the stock which remains in Massachusetts, and in New England 
generally, has fallen so low that that stock no longer even repro- 
duces its own numbers. 



Being Well-Born 237 

Now one of the things which the modern science of biology 
has most firmly demonstrated is that there is no possible way 
to make good material out of bad material. You can spoil a 
good stock by subjecting it to extremely bad conditions, but you 
can not make good stock out of bad by reversing the process. 
The mere improvement of the environment is not enough; you 
must add generations of careful selection and interbreeding to 
improve the strain. You may exhaust the resources of educa- 
tion on people who spring from mediocre germ-plasm, but the 
effects of the education, of the good environment, will be no 
more transmitted to the offspring than will the effects of dyeing 
the hair or tattooing the skin. We may indeed obtain a better 
nourished race, individuals who outwardly observe an accepted 
rule of conduct, but who lack initiative, responsibility and 
power to raise themselves to any higher plane. In a crisis, when 
blood tells, such veneered stock may be a national liability 
rather than an asset. 

History is made by a comparatively small number of individ- 
uals, and these individuals come, on the whole, from a compara- 
tively small number of families in the nation. Such families can 
not be produced at will; they are the result of generations of 
selection and inter-marriage of elite stocks. 

The most important function of genealogy is to show what 
stocks are responsible for the nation's progress, so that these 
stocks may be carefully conserved. If the scion of such a stock 
fully realized the responsibilities which heredity has entrusted to 
him, he would not be likely to dissipate his biological inheritance 
by marrying a girl with a beautiful figure and amiable disposi- 
tion but the sister of a feeble-minded brother. 

But if genealogy is to be an inventory of the eugenic resources 
of the nation, it is necessary that it should be able to distinguish 
the gold brick from the solid bullion. It is not rare to find a 
family which by some accident or other has become possessed of 
money and position, and which is able to hold these for a few 
generations, putting its mediocre sons in snug official berths 
where the glamor of their wealth and position keeps people from 
realizing what mediocrities they are; and marrying its mediocre 
daughters to men from families that are really well-born. Any 
thoughtful genealogist could name a dozen such families in 
American life today, which are doing much more damage to the 




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future of the nation than anyone except a biologist can suspect. 
It is a fact, of course, that most of our " captains of industry," 
our leaders of finance, are of good stock, and it is to this inherited 
ability, aided perhaps by a fortunate circumstance, that their suc- 
cess is due. One must, however, examine each case on its merits, 
and not judge by appearances or social rating. 

The genealogist who would realize the possibilities of his science 
as a national asset must know biology, particularly that part of 
the study of heredity and variation which applies to man, and 
which is designated as eugenics. There are a number of books 
published on this new science every year; one of the latest and 
most interesting is "Being Well-Born,' , by Professor Michael 
F. Guyer of the University of Wisconsin. It gives a survey of 
the whole field, showing the present understanding of the laws 
of heredity, of which, it must be admitted, the average layman 
has very little knowledge. How many, for example, have 
grasped the grandeur of the doctrine of the continuity of germ- 

" An egg does not develop into a body which in turn makes new 
germ-cells, but body and germ-cells are established at the same 
time, the body harboring and nourishing the germ-cells, but not 
generating them." The germ-cells are collectively termed the 
germ-plasm, and a little reflection shows that the germ-plasm 
in the world must go back in a unbroken stream, or rather net- 
work, to the very beginning of life on the surface of this globe; 
it is passed on from generation to generation, and at each gen- 
eration a body is built around it to shelter it until it can be passed 
on to the offspring. 

The actual, material bases of heredity, many modern biologists 
think (and Dr. Guyer among them) are little rods of easily stained 
material, called chromosomes, in the germ-plasm. There are 47 
of these in every cell in man, and 48 in woman, and the number 
of possible recombinations between these, at the time of cell- 
fertilization, allows an almost unlimited diversity in the off- 
spring, since each chromosome necessarily contains many traits, 
but these traits can each be inherited separately. This fact 
forms the basis of the Mendelian type of heredity, which Dr. 
Guyer describes at great length, but which can not be explained 
here because of its complexity. 

It has often been supposed that the function of sex, from an 



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evolutionary point of view, was to cause diversity. Certainly 
it does not originate new characters; if the child is not exactly 
like his parents it is because of recombination of ancestral 
characters rather than because the union of sperm and ovum 
created, ipso facto, characters which had never before existed. 
An opposite view supposes that the function of sexual reproduc- 
tion is to hold the race steady by preventing too great variations 
in any direction. Perhaps both views are correct. 

In any event, the bisexual character of human inheritance 
makes it possible for us to control the character of the offspring 
to a considerable extent by the nature of the parental mating. 
Let us illustrate this by a practical case, — tuberculosis. 

"We must discriminate sharply between the inheritance of a 
predisposition and the inheritance of a disease itself," says Dr. 

"We often hear the statement made that tuberculosis is in- 
herited and have cited in evidence certain consumptive families 
or strains. But tuberculosis is a bacterial disease and children 
of tuberculous parents are never born with the disease except in 
the rarest instances. 

"What is really inherited is a constitutional susceptibility to 
this particular germ." Under modern city conditions, almost 
every one is exposed to infection at some time or other, "yet the 
mortality from tuberculosis, great though it be, is obviously not 
in proportion to the enormous degree of infection. From the 
standpoint of heredity, therefore, the question largely resolves 
itself into one of the inheritance or non-inheritance of constitu- 
tional resistance. Some are predisposed to be non-resistant and 
hence succumb." 

"Sufficient is now known of the inheritance of susceptibility to 
the disease that we can have little conscience toward the welfare 
of the race if we in any way countenance the marriage of two 
individuals who come each of tubercular strains, and marriage 
of even a normal person into a badly tainted strain, where the 
one married is tubercular, is extremely hazardous looked at from 
the standpoint of the children likely to be born to such a union." 

The same advice may be given with regard to most diseases 
that run in families — deafmutism for example, gout, nervous 
and mental troubles of all kinds. If feeble-mindedness runs in a 
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out, through absence of reproduction. The inheritable charac- 
ters, enshrined in the germ-plasm, are carefully protected from 
external influences, and we can not get mental defect out any- 
more than we can get mental culture in. 

"Like many other biological conclusions, these relative to the 
non-inheritance of parental modifications are of extreme impor- 
tance to humanity. It is clear that they have not only physical 
but social, educational and ethical significance. For if the 
education which we give our children of today, or the desirable 
moral conduct which we inculcate does not affect the offspring 
of succeeding generations through inheritance, then the actual 
progress of the race is much slower than is commonly supposed, 
and the advance of modern over ancient times lies more in an 
improvement of extraneous conditions through invention and 
the accumulation and rendering accessible of knowledge, than in 
an actual, innate, individual superiority. And when we face the 
issue squarely we have to admit that there is no more evidence 
of the inheritance of parentally acquired characters as regards 
customs, knowledge, habits, moral tradition, than there is of 
[acquired] physical features." 

"At first glance when we realize that notwithstanding our 
individual advancement, that in spite of all our painstaking 
effort toward self-improvement, we can not add one jot or tittle 
to the native ability of our children, that, aside from possible 
advantageous germinal variations, they will have to start in at 
approximately the same level as we did, and like us will have to 
struggle, or be coaxed, pulled, or spurred up to the higher reaches 
of attainments, we are apt to feel discouraged and to look on 
heredity as the hand of fate which irrevocably bars progress. 
But there is another side to the picture. This very fact of 
heredity which can not be altered at will is the conservative 
factor which maintains the excellence of our standard strains of 
plants and animals, and sustains man himself at his present level 
of accomplishment. While we are denied advancement through 
the efforts of the flesh, we are also largely protected from our mis- 
fortunes and follies, as witness the non-inheritance of mutilations, 
of various maladies of extrinsic origin, or of personally acquired 
bad habits." 

In this connection, it is worth while to refer to the myth of 
maternal impressions, for here we have a means that is popularly 


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supposed to bring about the improvement in the offspring, 
Which 'Dr. Guyer lias just said is impossible. "As the tale gen- 
erally goes, structural changes are produced in the unborn 
child, corresponding to some mental experience of the mother, 
usually a vivid impression of strong emotion. Stock examples 
are: The mother sees a mouse with the result that a mouse- 
shaped birthmark occurs on the child; or she sees a crushed hand 
and in consequence bears a child later with some of the bones 
of the hand missing; the mother touches her body when frightened 
and thus marks the unborn child on the corresponding part of 
the body; or she produces beauty in the child by long contempla- 
tion of a beautiful picture; and so on almost endlessly. The 
favorite is usualty the production of a red birthmark or marks 
on the child's body by strong desire on the part of the mother 
for strawberries, tomatoes, etc. — the fruit mu3t be red since 
the birthmark is, or by fright from seeing a fire. As a matter of 
fact it is not uncommon for the capillary blood-vessels of the 
skin of a new-born infant to remain dilated in spots instead of 
contracting as they normally should do. The result is more or 
less of a red or 'flame' spot. It is easy to see, therefore, why 
such birthmarks are so frequently referred back by the credulous 
mother to her desire for or fear of some red object." 

"Very frequently also one encounters the mother who is sure 
she has engendered musical ability in her child by constant 
practice and study of music during pregnancy. The child is 
musical; what better evidence does one want! It seems never to 
occur to such a mother that the child is musically inclined be- 
cause she herself is, as is evinced by her own desire in the matter 
even if she is not a skilful performer. 

"When we take into account the extreme credulity of many 
people, the unconscious tendency of mankind to give dramatic 
interpretations to events where causes are not certainly known, 
the hosts of coincidences that occur in life, and the multitude of 
cases where something should happen but nothing does, we are 
compelled to believe that the whole matter of direct specific 
influence of the mother's mind on the developing fetus is a myth." 

"If we can not hand on to our descendants a personally en- 
hanced blood heritage, we can at least do our share toward build- 
ing up a social heritage of established truth, of efficient institu- 
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capacities may be led to expand more surely and more effectively 
to their uttermost limits. Each advance in such social heritage 
will tend more and more to create an atmosphere which will make 
it sure that the occasional real progressive and permanent varia- 
tions which occur from time to time will find adequate expression 
and preservation in future lines of descendants. It will reduce 
the number of our 'mute, inglorious Miltons' by more certainly 
disclosing the individual of exceptional talents and insuring for 
him an opportunity of revealing them to the best advantage." 

That is within the particular province of genealogy. The gen- 
ealogist of the future, studying ancestry in the light of biology 
and with reference to posterity, will find the innately superior 
strains and will use every effort to see that they are conserved, 
increased, and employed for the welfare of the race. The race 
will not progress unless that is done; and the genealogist is the 
one to do it. P. P. 


In connection with the publication of a genealogical maga- 
zine there arises correspondence with readers who are consider- 
ing the extension of their investigations into their own ancestry, 
and also regarding the methods of publication, cost of publication, 
and various details as to type, paper, illustrations, etc. 

The Genealogical Magazine will in the future conduct a 
department in which comments of a helpful nature will be 
printed, suggested by enquiries received during the preceding 
quarter. The editor also will undertake to advise directly with 
any reader, who seeks his advice concerning genealogical inves- 
tigation and the publication of his work. Attention will be paid 
to requests for information concerning the character of work to 
be expected under given conditions; perhaps in a measure help- 
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dealing with genealogists and printers. 

The preparation for publication and the manufacture of the 
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builders, as well as having a perfect understanding as to just what 
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The preparation of copy is an important detail. The collec- 
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is in print regarding the origin of families must be taken with the 
proverbial " grain of salt." The identification of certain individ- 
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Joseph Hewes, Signer Declaration of Independence . . Frontispiece 
Samplar of 1818 . Opp. p. 232 

Origin and Distribution of the Name Hewes, Hughes, Huse . . 201 

Note. Immigration 206 

List of Inhabitants of Sudbury, Eng., 1592. Vincent B. Redstone . 207 

Family Records. Choate, Craig, Sage . . . .210 

Vermont Marriages. Johnson, Lamoille Co. John E.Bowman . 212 

Note. Cook 216 

Query. Norihup-Broivn 210 

Notes from London Port Books, 1G35-1636 217 

Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths for 1590, etc. (Concluded.) . 219 

The Genealogist's Note-Book 232 

Petitions of planters, etc., 1622-1642 232 

Harlakenden, Haynes, and Fitch 232 

Melforde,Suff., items from parish register . . . . . . . . 233 

Religion and Birth Control 234 

Book Notices. Being Well-Born, by Guycr . t 236 

Advisory Department 243 

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Gleanings from English Records about New England Families — By 
Jas. A. Emmerton and Henry F. Waters. Paper, pages 147 $4.00 

Wills and other data are printed relating to the following families: [the aster- 
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train, Bickford, Bigg, Birchmore, Bordman, Bradstreet, Bray, Bridges,* 
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Tredwell, Waters,* Way, West, Wheatland, Whipple,* Willard,* Wilkinson, 
Will owes. 

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names with an a nsic, and 50c foi any of the others.] 

Also a rent roll of the Royal lands in the Isle of Jersey for 1749 which con- 
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Extracts from Marriage Licenses granted by the Bishop of London, 
1598-1629— By Henry F. Waters. Paper, pages 107 $2.00 

Of the Marriage Licenses 206 of the 499 printed, are not in Chester's 
printed collection published by the Harleian Society. These extracts are 
extremely valuable, throwing much light upon the connections suggested by 
the Wills. 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, New Series — Edited by Lothtiop 
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These valuable contributions to American Genealogy supplement the exten- 
sive series of Genealogical Gleanings published by the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, in which will be found numerous references to the earlier 
work and to the Marriage Licenses. 

Any present subscriber to the magazine may avail himself of this offer b3 r 
extending his subscription for one year. 


26 Broad Street, Boston, Mass. 


Genealogical Research conducted under the direction of The Genealogical 
Magazine may be relied upon to produce conclusive results at a cost com- 
mensurate with accurate, thorough work. 

Estimates on genealogical work will be supplied on request. 
Manuscripts arranged and edited. Estimates given on printing. 
Investigations conducted in England, Scotland, Ireland, # France, and 
Holland, but on account of the War delay in examination of certain 
local records may be expected. 

Address: EBEN PUTNAM, Editor, 
The Genealogical Magazine, Wellesley Farms, Mass. 






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